Dean Ashton is likely to leave West Ham United if manager Alan Curbishley remains in charge.

The Daily Mail says Ashton worked as hard as any West Ham player in Sunday's thrashing at White Hart Lane but his golden touch has deserted him, while a fractious relationship with his manager suggests the £7.5million signing from Norwich could be on his way in the summer.

Ashton earns £23,000 a week, far behind the likes of Bellamy, Dyer and, notably, Freddie Ljungberg - who has done little to justify his £80,000-a-week deal since joining from Arsenal last summer.