Where there’s a winner in football there’s always a loser, and that can relate to transfers too.
With West Ham struggling to get out of the relegation despite sacking Manuel Pellegrini and replacing him with David Moyes, there are vultures circling.
Should the Hammers be relegated from the Premier League then exits will be likely, with the hope that some could be at a relatively bargain price.
Italy’s Calciomercato has taken a look on behalf of Serie A clubs, and points out there’s been plenty of business between the London side and Italian clubs.
Issa Diop is seen as a potential target for Juventus and Inter Milan, with Pablo Fornals picked out for Napoli, who could also reignite interest in Arthur Masuaku.
Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena would be options for AC Milan, and, of course, Angelo Ogbonna is once again linked with a Serie A move.
Yet despite a claim from Calciomercato that West Ham would be ‘ready to dismantle’ their team should they drop to the Championship, the reality may not be what Italian clubs are hoping for.
Finances aren’t as good in England’s second division as in the first, but there’s often surprise around Europe at the lack of a fire-sale when clubs are relegated from the Premier League.
Still, it’s got to be worrying for the Hammers that there’s already claims of the vultures getting ready to circle, if only because it shows how bad their current situation is.