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Michael Brown admits West Ham boss David Moyes must offload fringe big names after David Sullivan made a stark transfer admission.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the Irons have a financial problem but that cashing in on fringe talent is likely easier said than done.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Sullivan confessed that the Hammers may not bring any new faces through the door before the October transfer deadline and suggested the Irons were working with a budget of around £40million.

 

The Hammers’ only business during the transfer market so far has been to turn Tomas Soucek’s loan deal permanent.

With just over a week of the window to go, Brown admits the east Londoners could be stuck with players they do not want until January.

Brown told Football Insider: “It’s just become a financial situation in terms of where they need to be. He obviously thinks could the squad be improved? Yes, it could, we know that, but we have to run with what we’ve got.

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“They’ve got to get on with it, get on with what they’ve got, they’ve spent a lot of money in recent years and I think they’ve got some assets they could sell that Moyes is not even using. 

“I think when players are not playing, it’s always hard to get the full value back, especially a more seasoned player that you brought in from another country – that might not always be straight forward.

“We have to understand West Ham have not fully performed so for me there, you can’t judge everyone’s performances. The ability is going to be there in a lot of those players.” 

Sullivan told talkSPORT: “I cannot say for sure we are going to sign anybody. As each day passes, I get more depressed. We have got limited funds.

“We’ve got a very unbalanced squad. We’ve now got the funds to buy a player or two, but unfortunately at the moment the players the manager wants we can’t get.”