By Michael Brown

17th Sep, 2020 | 8:00am

Pundit Exclusive: West Ham being creative with finances after Sky transfer reveal

Michael Brown has urged West Ham to weigh up any potential deal for Andriy Yarmolenko but believes the club should try to keep hold of good players.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs ace delivered his verdict amid reports that there is foreign interest in the 30-year-old.

Sky Sports claimed Yarmolenko is a transfer target for Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng, home of former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

The winger has featured in both of the Hammers game so far this season and he provided an assist in their 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

After selling Grady Diangana for a deal worth up to £18million, Brown believes any West Ham player is available for the correct price.

He told Football Insider“I think everyone is available aren’t they? If it’s the right deal.

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“You’d have to weigh that one up but I think you’d want to keep good players and you want to strengthen where you can

“But you’ve got to understand finances are key in a difficult situation and you have to be creative at times.”

Yarmolenko has struggled with injuries during his time in East London after arriving for £17.5million from Borussia Dortmund two years ago.

The Ukrainian international has scored seven goals and contributed three assists in 35 games for the Hammers.

He has scored 38 goals in 88 games for his country and has been named Ukrainian Football of the Year four times.

In other news, a top pundit has urged a West Ham player who earns £100,000-a-week he knows well to quit the club after MLS talks.