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Hammers could land Chelsea man this summer

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West Ham could finally sign Conor Gallagher this summer with Chelsea likely forced to sell to balance their books to stay within profit and sustainability regulations (PSR)

The West London rivals lost £90m last season with a massive wage bill of £404m and over £1 billion in transfers since new owners took over.

Although Chelsea sold their Stamford Bridge hotels to themselves for £75m this will not be enough to prevent potential points sanctions next season.

The Surrey-born midfielder is thought to be valued at around £40m which could be booked as straight profit by Chelsea as he is an Academy product joining the London club at the age of eight.

West Ham is desperate to recruit homegrown players this summer to enable them to register a full squad of twenty-five.

Last season the Hammers listed Joseph Anang, Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen, Conor Coventry, Aaron Cresswell, Danny Ings, Ben Johnson and James Ward Prowse as their required eight homegrown players.

Conor Coventry left for Charlton Athletic in January with Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson set to leave the Hammers his summer when their contracts expire.

Michail Antonio and Danny Ings remain question marks over their future putting more pressure to recruit homegrown players this summer.

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