West Ham are willing to sell midfielder Carlos Sanchez for a knockdown £1million in January, Football Insider has learned.

The 33-year-old has struggled to make an impact for the London club since signing on a free transfer 18 months ago.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club are ready to slash their asking price to get him off their books next month.

Sanchez was previously rated in the £3.5m bracket by the Hammers but they could now be willing to do a deal for a cut-price £1m.

The Colombia international was handed a lucrative contract of more than £50,000-a-week when he signed last year, a deal that expires next summer.

But he has made just 15 appearances for the club and struggled to force his way into Manuel Pellegrini’s starting XI.

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The 88-times Colombia international figured as a substitute in last weekend’s 1-0 Premier League win at Southampton.

But he has not started a Premier League game all season and his only starts have come in weakened line-ups in the League Cup.

Sanchez joined West Ham after his contract had expired at Serie A club Fiorentina.

He had previous experience in the Premier League from a spell at Aston Villa, who he joined in 2014 before quitting three years later.

Declan Rice and Mark Noble are the established central midfielders in Pellegrini’s side, a position the club are looking to strengthen in the January transfer window.

In other West Ham news, a big earner said to be “brilliant” in training is set for the scrapheap.