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Hammers linked to former striker target

Chelsea are reportedly looking to sell Michy Batshuayi, with West Ham interested in a deal

A one time Hammers target Michy Batshuayi could be available this summer as Chelsea look to move the striker off their books with his contract running out next year.

However, with the 26 year old having been unable to make his mark at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea grabbed him from under our noses in 2016 he would have to come at a big knockdown price.

The striker has been loaned out three times during his time in London – to Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Palace having been unable to nail a regular place at the Bridge.

And the Hammers have allegedly been in the running to want him on each of those occasions but e instead chose to go elsewhere which doesn’t augur well for their chances this time around if indeed the speculation is to be believed at all.

The Irons manager David Moyes certainly needs a striker and has made the position a priority but Batshuyai’s goals record is uninspiring given the Blues would want a minimum of £15-£20 million.

He has made just one Premier League start this season as he has struggled to force his way into manager Frank Lampard’s plans.

As reported by HLN, West Ham may be interested but the record of the player and his apparent unwillingess to join us earlier may well have changed things!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “Hammers linked to former striker target

  1. No Thanks

  2. I would take stories of players moving for millions this transfer window or whenever with a pinch of salt, especially where we are concerned we done most of our spending in January.
    other than the top 3or 4 clubs I just can’t see how anyone else would have any money.
    Just as a side thought, with revenues plummeting how many clubs fail financial fair play rules Now / next season. Will they have to scrap them for a couple of years?

  3. The bloke didn’t want to know when we tried (a couple of times?) to sign him in the past.
    No thanks, jog on son.

    Also sorry to mention it, but the adverts are becoming a bit of a joke on here.
    You need an A-Z to navigate through all the clickbait and adverts to find the comments section.

  4. Agree that the ads are becoming primary on this site.

    Why would we possibly want someone who has clearly shown that were we the last club to come knocking he might deign to consider us. Jog on.

    • Perhaps you can tell me given that you don’t pay how we are expected to cover costs in such troubled times. Of course they are important as they are to all media. There are other sites if it doesn’t suit you

      • Who said anything about it ‘not suiting us’?
        It was a polite suggestion about something which may deter posters, but in good old Hughie fashion you jump in feet first.

        • These are tricky times and we need as many ads as we can get. Mine was a polite response and feet first because talking of A to Zs would suggest criticism as of course does your response to that. Ads are required. Doesn’t need mentioning and we aren’t in times when we turn way customers.

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