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Report: Chelsea in loan swap offer

carrollWest Ham have reportedly been offered a swap loan deal from Chelsea for Andy Carroll.

The Mirror claims to want Carroll as a back up striker to Alvaro Morata and are ready to let Michy Batshuayi go the other way.

However, Hammers first team coach Alan Irvine commented:”I don’t think we have had any offers in terms of taking him on loan and I don’t think the club would entertain him going out on loan.

“There has been a lot of talk about it but not necessarily anybody doing anything about it.

“He is part of our long-term plans. It is a real shame that we have not had him since he scored the two goals against West Brom.

“They were two fantastic goals. He was buzzing after it but then he got this ankle problem and that is really bad timing from his and our point of view.”

A loan deal doesn’t suit the Irons or Carroll anyway with some reports claiming the striker wants a permanent deal.

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Michy-Batshuayi-612149But were such a loan deal were it to go ahead however it would see the former Marseilles striker arrive at West Ham two seasons after we offered a reported £35 million euros for him.

However, the Hammers clearly don’t believe that’s of value since the young striker has managed just 23 Premier League appearances – several as sub -in the near two years he has been in the club.

He has managed seven PL goals during the games he has played having arrived with a tally of 23 from 48 games in his final season in France.

Meanwhile it has been said Carroll has an ankle injury, has missed the last two games and won’t feature against Shrewsbury in the Irons’ FA Cup third round reply tonight.

West Ham have scanned the injury but the results are understood with the results remaining unclear.

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9 comments on “Report: Chelsea in loan swap offer

  1. Who really believes we offered 35 million for Batshuayi?

  2. The same clowns who believe Chelski will pay £30m for Carroll!

  3. 😂 the same clowns who think he’s injured , 😂? He’s doing a sakho cameo and the silence on it is deafening lol! He will not go on loan because when he breaks he’s back like Arnie Swartz?
    He needs a Perm deal because the one made from gravy is running out and needs to buy a plaque for his new treatment bed wherever he goes ? He’s about as loyal as a black widow after getting what it wants !!! But were told he’s got a ankle problem with his somehow connected groin ? Bolloxxx ! He needs moving on asap . smolov for me to replace him at 15 mill is a bargain ! 20-23 mill for bentdoctor and a creative player of which I haven’t a clue who to go after , carvhalo seems dead in the water ( never was ) is a player who does defensive and gets offensive play started , his passing and vision is top draw , anyway he’s not coming
    As he doesn’t like wine gums lol?
    4 strikers and we can’t play them with any real effect ! Let’s hope some body’s come in this window cos we need them big time , but the problem is money ? Now there’s a surprise !👎
    Ffs show some cash sully , make a statement !! And shut us up , naa not going to happen
    20-30 mill ain’t enough ? If he even gives up that much 😤

    • +1 Looks like you got the Egnima Tab today Dendockner has plenty of experience more Apps at 22 then Kouyate as here. Over 150 apps & Belgium intl.
      Like Smolov & he wants a move is eager to prove himself & I like Babcar.
      As for creative mid I would love Frenkie De Jong 20yo from Ajax but won’t happen has 95% pass rate 7 assists as CM & filled in as CB 5 times w 2 assists. His passing & movement on & off the ball are incredible.
      Also been on about James Maddison all season free kick specialist 21 English 8 goals 7 assists fke Norwich. But now that they sold Pritchard to Huddersfield unlikely & now Spurs are keen. He is brilliant to watch too.
      WBA bid for Tom Cairney who was great last season is Scottish Intk but this season only 17apps had some knee issues but great young talent.
      Elynoussoui 16 assists & 6 goals in 24apps 23yo Norway Intl. Hamza Barry Hadjus spilt blistering pace 6&7 CM AM two footed & £5m would get him.
      A lot of options out there but I worry we might not get anyone.
      I hope we at least get one mid & if sell Sakho bring in Smolov…. Hut Jan 16th. Everton about to close 2nd deal for £25m on Walcott & Huddersfield 2 good deals done.
      Shelvey isn’t my first choice but if Moyes likes him why don’t we bid Rafa has said don’t have money for replacements.
      A lot of talent out there just like to see us add some in Jan

  4. Sully spend money looooooooool more chance North Korea nuking the USA. 16 days in & nowhere near signing a tube of smarties the quicker these muskets sell up the better as enough is enough

  5. oops muppets

  6. If we have to sell him, do it at the end of the season arrange the deal now like Liverpool did with Naby Keita, for me a fit Andy Carroll is the best in the World at what he does, everytime we have a set play we are potentially unstoppable with Carroll in the mix, it is not a surprise to me that Conte has identified that, alongside Morata they would have a devastating attack capable of most different ways of scoring, Carroll also creates space for others in the box because he draws players towards him which frees up others to exploit those spaces.

    • Issue w that is Conte wants him not really Chelsea & not sure he will be there next season why they want a loan deal for AC not permanent bc not like they can’t afford £15m.
      But Chelsea have rule of not buying over 28 most the time. But Conte likes a tgt mam & AC would do well there. I wouldn’t loan him but if they came in w offer I would take of if had Smolov or Babacar ready.
      Bc never know when AC will get a big injury again & w only 18mo left.

  7. The issue is Chelsea don’t like to buy over 28 which is smart rule provide some exceptions. But Conte wants a tgt man.
    And AC would do well at Chelsea but would still be mostly a sub but with service from Hazard Alonso Cesc William Pedro etc, AC would score more goals I don’t doubt that & CL might interest him.
    But loaning him for 5 months just to make Conte happy then he would come back would be daft.

    That’s said if they were to offer a permanent deal £10-£15m I think we would have to take & like Laz said bring in Smolov who is well rounded & hungry to prove himself or Babacar who is same but lil younger. Either of those be great option & more rounded to suit our game.
    I say we wanted £35m for AC which would be insane if we could get £10m take it but I wouldn’t do a loan does nothing for us. And Carroll could decide to push for move maybe he wants CL football he will know probably won’t start but w more games he might start more.

    I like AC but is best as a sub & just turned 29 besides this season he has been injured 25% of season on avg & best goal tally was 9 15/16 season 7 last & 5 3 & 2 before & selling him to Chelsea wouldn’t hurt us like selling to Newcastle or CP.
    But def not a Loan but if they offered even £10m w 18mo left & we could bring in Smolov I think we would be mad not too especially if he wants to go. BC never know when another big injury could happen & doesn’t suit our style him & Lanzini don’t link well.

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