West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola is facing the prospect of selling some of his biggest names in January.

The Daily Star says Zola faces a fire sale at West Ham following yet another financial hammer blow for the Upton Park outfit.

The FA arbitration panel ruling in Sheffield United's favour over the Carlos Tevez affair means the Hammers are liable for a whopping multi-million pound compensation payment. It means Zola could lose the likes of Dean Ashton, Mark Noble, Robert Green and Scott Parker.

The club insist the ruling won't affect their transfer policy, but their serious money worries are clear.