The Hammers beat London rivals Chelsea in the EFL Cup in midweek.
The Rangers boss has been linked with a return to English football, less than 18 months into his Ibrox spell.
Atsu has shown only flashes of his talent so far during his loan spell on Tyneside.
The young Leeds United full-back suffered the setback against Norwich City earlier this week.
The R's are currently 13th in the Championship.
The Hammers beat Chelsea 2-1 in the EFL Cup but more violence at the London Stadium overshadowed an impressive victory.
Wolverhampton Wanderers sacked head coach Walter Zenga on Tuesday.
Newcastle United claimed a superb win in the EFL Cup in the week as they destroyed Preston 6-0.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker had a poor Euro 2016 with England.
Steve Bruce returns to Birmingham City as Aston Villa manager on Sunday.
The former England boss has been linked with the role at Wolves.
Serge Atakayi scored for Rangers under 20 side this week.
Jorge Mendes is reportedly touting Marco Silva and Vitor Pereira for the Wolverhampton Wanderers job.
Josh Onomah did not seize his opportunity for Tottenham last night.
The Bournemouth midfielder only joined the club from Leeds United in the summer.
Lafferty was an unused substitute as Norwich lost against Leeds.
Souleymane Doukara was the pick of the Leeds players against Norwich.
Leeds United beat Norwich City on penalties in the EFL Cup last night.
Garry Monk hailed Leeds United's hero Marco Silvestri on Tuesday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool last night.