Date: 4th October 2019 at 12:30pm
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West Ham are ready to sell Martin Samuelsen in January to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season, Football Insider has learned.

The wide forward, 22, has struggled to make an impression for the Hammers despite being a full Norway international.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club will listen to offers for him in the winter window as they look to get him off their wage bill.

Clubs from Scandinavia and Holland are among those keen on the winger as they look to secure him on a bargain deal.

Samuelsen is out of contract at the end of the season, five years after he joined West Ham from Manchester City.

The youngster arrived with a glowing reputation but has made only two senior appearances for the Hammers and spent much of his time at the club out on loan.

He headed to FK Haugesund in his native Norway in February of this year and has played regularly, scoring nine goals from 29 appearances in all competitions.

Martin Samuelsen is highly regarded by West Ham

Samuelsen, who can play in a variety of attacking roles, has spoken of the need to put down roots at one club rather than constant loan moves and switches.

The two-times international has also had spells on loan at English lower league clubs Peterborough United, Burton Albion and Blackburn Rovers, as well as VVV-Venlo in Holland.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the club are readying talks to sign new player after permission granted.