West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce isn't ready to rush into signing a new contract.

The Telegraph says Allardyce's contract at Upton Park expires in the summer but he is facing the prospect of being left with only one senior forward for next season, with a substantial clear-out of attacking options expected at the end of this campaign.

Carlton Cole, Modibo Maiga, Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista are all set to leave West Ham United and it is believed Allardyce's decision on whether to sign a deal will depend on the size of his transfer budget for replacements.