West Ham youngsters Reece Burke and Josh Cullen are expected to be sold in January,despite only just returning to the London Stadium from a short loan spell with Championship side Bolton Wanderers, according to an insider at the club.
A reliable Twitter user, who goes by the name ExWHUemployee, claimed: "
Both Burke and Cullen are likely to be sold however ⚒ https://t.co/AqfO7ax7Dd— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) December 30, 2017
Burke, a tall centre-back who has been capped at Under-20 level by England, is the more experienced of the two players.
Having made 12 appearances for the Hammers, including two in the Europa League qualifiers against Romanian side Astra Giurgiu last season, the 21-year-old's time at the club appears to be coming to an end.
In comparison, Cullen, a central midfielder, has managed to register just four senior appearances for West Ham during his long spell at the club.
Despite wearing the armband for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side, first-team opportunities have been hard to come by and the 21-year-old midfielder could be forced to make a move away from east London next month.