By George Overhill

19th Jan, 2023 | 6:30pm

West Ham United exit for Michail Antonio possible amid Danny Ings and Terem Moffi moves - Dharmesh Sheth

Michail Antonio could leave West Ham as the club are willing to listen to offers if they complete deals for two forwards, Dharmesh Sheth reports.

Sky Sports reported on Thursday (19 January) that a deal had been done for Aston Villa striker Danny Ings, while the club are still in pursuit of Lorient forward Terem Moffi.

Success on both fronts would open the Irons up to offers for Jamaican international Antonio who is attracting interest from Premier League rivals Wolves [talkSPORT, 10 January] amid suggestions he is unhappy at the club [Claret & Hugh, 12 January].

Posting on his Twitter account on Thursday (19 January) Sky Sports reporter Sheth wrote: “Told West Ham would consider offers for Michail Antonio IF they bring in 2 forwards.

“Ings is close and Moffi still undecided about a move from Lorient.”

Half way there

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If Ings is on his way in and Moffi could yet follow then it looks like an exit for Antonio is suddenly a real possibility, after having been the main man in the Hammers attack throughout the successes of the past two years.

He hasn’t been anywhere near as effective as previously, although the side has struggled in general this season, but Gianluca Scamacca’s arrival in the summer wasn’t for the Italian to sit on the bench.

Antonio has been a key man in recent years but if at 32 he wants to find another challenge then it might make sense to let him do so as long as replacements can be found.

Should he leave it will be the clearest sign yet that the David Moyes side that has done so well since the Scot returned to the club is in the past.

Declan Rice is thought to be on his way in the summer and the manager himself might not even make it that far if he doesn’t improve on the results he’s been getting.

Big money was spent in the previous window and the board are following it up with more expenditure during January, so if Moyes or players who have been favourites under him can’t keep up then things only go one way in football.

But the new arrivals are going to need to hold up their end of the bargain as well, with none proving to be definitive successes yet.