West Ham have invested heavily in their squad this summer, bringing seven new faces to the London Stadium, but the work is far from complete.
Manuel Pellegrini continues to eye further additions ahead of his debut campaign with the Hammers but, having spent in excess of £85m so far according to TransferMarkt, departures are likely to help balance the books.
Former Leeds United defender Sam Byram is amongst the players linked with an exit from east London after struggling to settle with the club and widespread reports have stated Nottingham Forest’s interest.
Forest boss Aitor Karanka has now dropped a hint to suggest the Championship side are on the verge of a deal for the 24-year-old as he’s quoted by The Nottingham Post as saying:
“You never know. Of course if nothing else happens, beyond the right-back, we will be covered. We are still trying to find a right-back now, but we need to sign the right one, in the same way as we have done in every other position. The right-back spot is important.”