West Ham tipped to offload two players amid 'interest' from Leeds United but Sheffield Wednesday talks 'break down'

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West Ham United could offload two fringe players this month as David Moyes sharpens his squad.

West Ham could part ways with two fringe players during this month amid interest from clubs further down the pyramid. David Moyes will want to sharpen and polish his squad this month as the Hammers go in search of potential Champions League qualification, or European qualification at a minimum.

Part of that process could see players who are not currently involved sent out on loan or permanent deals, and there is plenty of interest. According to The Athletic, Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds United are interested in a deal for versatile full-back Ben Johnson. The 23-year-old, who has racked up more than 50 league appearances for the Hammers, has featured sparingly this season and could do with a loan move to get regular first-team football, although Leeds could yet explore a permanent deal.

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Johnson is said to be one of a number of options for Leeds, who are in need of full-backs after sending Djed Spence back to Tottenham, while they also loaned out Luke Ayling to Middlesbrough on Wednesday. Nottingham Forest defender and former Liverpool man Neco Williams has been touted as one option, with Burnley's Connor Roberts also linked but Johnson appears Leeds' primary target to solve their full-back issues. Elsewhere, Conor Coventry could be set for another loan move after spending time with Rotherham United last year.

The 23-year-old has made just one league appearance for the Hammers so far, and his path to the first team looks a complicated one as he gets to an age where he needs to play regularly. According to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday recently held talks over a possible permanent deal for the midfielder, but talks are said to have broken down.

It's claimed Coventry has also attracted interest from the Netherlands, while League One club Charlton Athletic are also reportedly interested. One way or another, it looks as though Coventry's future is away from the London Stadium.

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