West Ham are prepared to take a loss on summer signing flop Arthur Masuaku in a bid to offload him this summer.

Masuaku arrived at West Ham in the summer transfer window after impressing club scouts with his performances in the Champions League and Europa League for Olympiacos. The £6million-man was expected to rival Aaron Cresswell for the starting left-back position.

Instead, the 23-year-old has endured a slow start to his career in East London. His performances have been a mixed bag so far, with the error-plagued 4-2 defeat to West Brom springing to mind. Masuaku appeared in West Ham’s opening five league games – four of which were defeats – before he was sidelined with back-to-back knee injuries. Masuaku returned for one match between those injuries, the 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal.

Slaven Bilic hopes to put an end to Masuaku’s time with the Hammers this summer and is prepared to offload him for just a snippet of what they paid for him in the summer.

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The Mirror understand Olympiacos have ‘first refusal on any future deal’ and would be interested in re-signing Masuaku, but the Greek side are only prepared to pay a fraction of the £6million West Ham paid.

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