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West Ham must sell before they can buy new players


West Ham must sell before they can buy new players

West Ham's owner David Gold has told reporters that the club must sell before they can buy new players. The Hammers are currently short of strikers, with only Modibo Maiga as the recognised forward.

Andy Carroll is currently out through injury, leaving Maiga to take lead as the club's only recognised striker.


"We have reached our target laid down by the new rules in terms of wages,” said Daivd Gold. "The only possibility now is if players are sold. That's up to Sam, that's in his hands. If he releases wages, that will give us the opportunity to bring in replacements for those players.


"I think it's clear that we are still short of a striker."