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Hammers now hot for former striker target

batshWest Ham have Michy Batshuayi at the top of their wanted list this summer.

We reported yesterday (Fri) that the Belgian international was likely to become a target in the summer and can confirm today that he is very much on the club’s list of striker targets.

The Hammers are working hard to bring in a top striker and still believe Batshuayi may be the answer to their problem despite his lack of opportunities at Chelsea.

They would want to seal a deal at between £20m to £25 million given that his lack of PL action has devalued his price.

And if the Blues refuse to sell him then the Hammers will negotiate on the basis of a loan deal for the 23 years old who scored 39 goals in 97 games for his former club Standard Liege over three seasons.

ClaretandHugh was told this morning: “We have maintained an interest in him given his situation at Chelsea and is very much on our list of striker targets..”


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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

One comment on “Hammers now hot for former striker target

  1. I think this shows the problem we face with the ‘marquee’ striker business we are set to go through yet again- there aren’t any! When you think about it some of the names we have been linked with, and that a few people on here said we should have nailed down ( eg Benteke & Bony) have not done much this season. Zlatan is 35? Costa is ok but he’s not brilliant. So what does that leave for the sides like us.

    So I hope we keep Carroll. He will never do a full season but up to now he has made a difference when he has played. I reckon most sides hate seeing him come on (I would!) so even as a sub he is worth having. If we did get a massive offer from China I guess we would have to take it, but I dunno who we would spend it on.

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