West Ham have focused largely on their incoming transfer business so far this summer but there could be a number of departures before the window slams shut.

One player widely linked with an exit is Jordan Hugill, who played just 22 minutes of Premier League football after joining the Hammers from Preston in January.

Manuel Pellegrini is ready to approve an exit and The Sun claims that Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is lining-up a move for the 26-year-old outcast, who is also a target for Leeds.

The Championship side are seeking to complete a loan deal for the experienced forward ahead of the new season, where the Villans are aiming to be pushing towards a return to the Premier League.

West Ham lack depth in the final third following the latest injury setback sustained by Andy Carroll but Hugill remains out of the picture at the club, with Pellegrini reportedly eyeing a new attacking addition.