As relegation looms, Upton Park start may be on their way out.
West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan admits they face a massive firesale in the summer should they be relegated.
Inspirational midfielder Scott Parker would certainly leave if that happened, possibly to Tottenham, while goalkeeper Robert Green, centre-half Matthew Upson, whose contract expires in June, and striker Carlton Cole would head the exodus of high-profile players.
If Avram Grant fails to keep the Hammers from the drop, and that does seem increasingly likely, then there will be a few star turns who will not be too keen on plying their trade in the Championship and co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan will be looking to cut costs so the East London side can expect the vultures to start flying around Upton Park if the worst comes to the worst.
Scott Parker has had a fantastic season and will surely be picked up by a Premier League side keen to bring the determined midfielder to their club and the 30 year old will know that if he wants to keep his spot in the England set-up then he will have no choice other than to leave West Ham. Tottenham are apparently very keen on the former Chelsea and Newcastle United man as Harry Redknapp looks to add more steel to play alongside the silk of Rafael Van der Vaart, Luka Modric, Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale in the White Hart Lane midfield.
Liverpool are apparently keen on James Tomkins as Kenny Dalglish looks to beef up a back line that has two veterans in Jamie Carragher and Sotirios Kyrgiakos and injury prone Daniel Agger and therefore are looking to add to their January signings of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll and are reportedly keen on the England Under 21 international.
Calton Cole has been linked with a move to Newcastle United as Alan Pardew looks to improve his striking options having been left with the battling but not very prolific strikers Shola Ameobi, Shefki Kuqi, Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best and Nile Ranger.
Robert Green may also be on his way and there are some reports stating that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may consider making a move for the England international having seen Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone appear to not be in the Gunners manager’s thoughts as far as being the club’s first choice starter.
Matthew Upson has previously been linked with a move to Man City but the likes of Everton and Aston Villa may also plan a move for the experienced England international centre back.