By Wayne Veysey

17th Jul, 2020 | 11:00am

Exclusive: West Ham plan to sell big name for £36m

West Ham plan to sell Felipe Anderson this summer but will look to recoup their £36m outlay, Football Insider understands.

The Brazilian winger has lost his regular role at the Hammers and been in the starting XI just once since the restart.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club will look to cash in on Anderson in the upcoming window following the devastating financial impact of the pandemic.

David Moyes is likely to have to cash in on one of his prize assets to fund other signings as the Hammers feel the squeeze.

West Ham want to recoup what they paid to Lazio two years ago for the 27-year-old – an initial £36million rising to £42m.

The Londoners feel they are well placed to do so as Anderson has two years remaining on his contract as well as the option in the club’s favour of another 12 months.

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The forward had an impression debut campaign following his arrival in the summer of 2018.

But he has regressed in this campaign and struggled to make an impact during West Ham’s Premier League survival battle.

Operating mainly on the left flank, he scored 10 goals and provided five assists from 40 matches last season.

But has been far less effective during the current campaign, scoring just once and assisting five times from 26 appearances in all competitions.

In other West Ham news, the club have been offered THREE senior Chelsea stars in exchange for Declan Rice.

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