According to The Sun, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is set to axe forward Jonathan Calleri from his squad in January.

The Argentinian striker is currently out due to a hamstring injury he picked up in an under 23 match and could be facing up to two months on the sidelines.

The 23-year-old is on a season long loan from Uruguayan side Deportivo Maldonado but has failed to make the desired impact in West London.

Before moving to the Premier League he was one of the best young players in South America, finishing as top scorer in the Copa Libertadores last season and partnering West Ham legend Carlos Tevez up front for Boca Juniors.

The striker has only made six appearances for the Hammers and is yet to score his first goal for the club.

Due to his injury and lack of impact, it seems Bilic is keen to part ways with him as soon as possible.

“Calleri is another player that could be outward bound this winter,” an insider at the club said.

“The club have not fully made up their minds, but it is not looking good for him. He has just not settled.

“He has flopped in all honesty but came here under a lot of hype with claims he was the greatest thing to come from Argentina in years.”

It is thought that winger Gokhan Tore and defender Alvaro Arbeloa will also be shown the door by the Hammers boss.

The forward joined on loan from Besiktas for £2.5 million with an option to buy at the end of the spell, but after picking up an injury in October, which meant he was out for five weeks, he has fallen out of contention.

Two-time Champions League winner Arbeloa is also expected to be cut from the squad.

The Spanish defender joined on a one year deal from Real Madrid at the start of the season but has only made three appearances since returning to England.

With West Ham struggling in the Premier League, it is quite possible that Bilic will look to get rid of some dead wood in his squad in January to free up space for some new signings.


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