West Ham United duo Modibo Maiga and Alou Diarra have been excluded from the first-team squad which has travelled to Evian in France for a pre-season training camp, as they seem to be heading for the exit door at Upton Park.
Both players joined the club in 2012, with Diarra joining for £2.5 million and Maiga for £4.7 million, with the pair of them earning over £30,000-per-week.
The London club tried to sell them both in the last window, but with no bids so far, it appears their patience has run out and it is believed that West Ham are ready to cut their losses by attempting to buy them out of their contracts.
Since moving from Sochaux, Maiga has struggled to find any sort of form and has only netted three times in his 31 appearances.
He was loaned out to Harry Redknapp's QPR for the latter half of last season but yet again failed to make an impact, making just eight appearances and scoring just one goal.
Diarra has disappointed
Diarra, meanwhile, has managed to be an even bigger flop for the Hammers, starting only two Premier League games in a spell with the club which has been plagued by injuries and poor form.
The French international even requested to leave the club in the 2013 January transfer window, and has publicly criticised Sam Allardyce in the past.
The Hammers will be hoping to recoup some of the money they forked out on the duo as Allardyce looks to bring in several more players before the end of the transfer window in August, but if worse comes to worse, getting the two washouts off the wage-bill seems to be enough.
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