Sam Allardyce wants assurances about his transfer budget

Sam Allardyce has vowed not to sign a new contract at West Ham before he has assurances over his summer transfer budget.

The Hammers boss’ contract runs out at the end of the season and there has been no approach as yet from either party to begin talks of a renewal. Talks will only begin once West Ham’s Premier League survival is ensured.

John Percy reports in today’s telegraph that West Ham are set to lose several forwards this summer including Carlton Cole, Modibo Maiga, Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista.

West Ham will need quality replacements and Percy writes that his decision over a new contract will depend on the transfer budget he will receive.

Andy Carroll is set to go back to Liverpool with West Ham unwilling to meet the £17m asking price for the Geordie striker.

The club are currently nine points clear of the relegation zone with 10 games to play. However they have only scored 32 league goals all season so they need to be more clinical up front next season.

It is unlikely that West Ham will let Allardyce go. Chief Executive, Karen Brady, stated last month that unlike Blackburn, who sacked Allardyce in 2010, West Ham are fully aware of the ability of their manager.