Irons look at second Chelsea striker

West Ham continue to keep their eyes focused on Chelsea as they look to sign the striker they so badly need.

With Michy Batshuayi still very much on their minds, they are now also looking at £17million rated Bertrand Traore.

They are reported this morning to be very much on the 21 year old’s case this morning. He has been on loan with Ajax and ¬†reached the Europa League final with Ajax.

The Hammers are looking at a loan but according to reports are also keen to sign him permanently if the Champions are open to allowing him to leave.

The interest could be scuppered by Everton who are keen on Traore as part of any deal to take Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.

Traore scored 14 times from 43 appearances in all competition over the past season.


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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