West Ham continue to work hard on the transfer market and Manuel Pellegrini’s planned defensive changes could switch towards outgoing deals.

The Hammers have already signed Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, bolstering a back-line that was leaky last season, and could now eye exits for those surplus to requirements.

The SunĀ states West Ham will send forgotten man Sam Byram on-loan to Nottingham Forest for the 2018-19 season, with manager Aitor Karanka jumping at the chance to sign the full-back.

24-year-old Byram has only made 27 Premier League appearances since signing from the Hammers in 2016 from Leeds United and his chances of breaking into the first-team next season look particularly slim.

Forest are looking for an experienced right-back to help their bid for promotion next season and Byram fits the bill, giving the ex-Leeds man the chance to rejuvenate a career that has stagnated in recent seasons.

Crucially, a loan deal will also retain funds for Karanka to spend in the transfer market.