West Ham delay transfer decisions until next month as summer window approaches

In charge: David Moyes   (AP)
In charge: David Moyes (AP)

West Ham are set to delay decisions over the futures of their out-of-contract stars until after next month’s Europa Conference League Final.

Angelo Ogbonna and Lukasz Fabianski will be free agents at the end of the campaign, but the club’s planning for next season is complicated by not yet knowing whether it has European football to contend with.

The Hammers will qualify directly for the Europa League group stage by beating Fiorentina.

Manuel Lanzini is also out of contract this summer and is expected to leave the club. Aaron Cresswell also also an uncertain future.

Declan Rice is another widely expected to leave, with Arsenal currently leading the chase for his signature. Manchester United are also reportedly very keen, which would create a bidding war which would only serve West Ham well.

West Ham have put a £120million price tag on their captain’s head, though he is likely to be sold for less.