Pellegrini targeting Toure and Caballero for West Ham contradicts Sullivan hopes

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on after the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Swansea,...

Manuel Pellegrini reportedly wants to sign Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Willy Caballero of Chelsea for West Ham United.

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on after the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Swansea,...

Manuel Pellegrini is planning to oversee the arrival of up to seven new signings at West Ham United after being appointed manager, reports the Telegraph.

James Collins and Patrice Evra have both been released by the club after their contracts expired, while Sam Byram is also free to leave.

West Ham United's French defender Patrice Evra (C) vies with Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) and Manchester City's German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (R) during the...

Pellegrini has also overseen the departure of four members of the backroom staff as the 64-year-old begins an overhaul at the London Stadium.

According to the report, two players that the Chilean is keen to sign are Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Toure is soon to be out of contract himself and like Caballero, worked under the management of Pellegrini for three years at City.

West Ham United's Welsh Chairman David Sullivan (L) gestures before the English League Cup fourth round football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in...

The duo are 35 and 36-years-old respectively, which like the signing of 37-year-old Evra in February, completely goes against what co-owner David Sullivan told the Guardian about the Hammers' transfer policy in December:

"We have to take a look at the age of the players we're signing. We will have to bring in two or three in January. They won't be old journeymen, they will be young players. They won’t be 32."

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