West Ham are hoping to hijack Michy Batshuayi’s loan move from Chelsea to Swansea.. with some help from the player himself.
Chelsea have agreed to send the young Belgian international to Wales on loan as part of a deal that will see Fernando Llorente arrive at Stamford Bridge.
However, it has become clear over the course of the day that striker Batshuayi is digging his heels in and wants a move to the London Stadium rather than join the relegation-threatened Swans.
And with the Irons striking problems becoming ever more difficult, Slaven Bilic is ready to move in again on the player after speculation a couple of months ago that the Hammers were keen.
Having bid £31m in the summer, the Irons are now very keen to grab the player on loan. At the time of the speculation arising CandH was told by a top insider: “Of course we’d like to get him – he is a player we were very keen to sign and anything is possible in January!”
Now, with the player not at all keen on the move to Wales and looking very much to east London, the Irons negotiators are back on the case.