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Report: Hammers enquire about Chelsea duo

A Daily Mail report has suggested West Ham have shown interest in taking Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and/or Antonio Rudiger on loan but are wary of being drawn into negotiations over a deal for Declan Rice.  Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also a loan possibility according to the Guardian.

Rudiger has been left out of Frank Lampard’s last two match day squads, including the 6-0 victory against Barnsley on Wednesday night when Thiago Silva made his debut for the club.  Rudiger’s lack of action has alerted a number of top clubs across Europe.

Rudiger’s current deal does not expire until the summer of 2022and  the Blues hierarchy were considering an extension. The German international made 26 appearances in all competitions last season, but has slipped down the pecking order to fifth choice centre back at Stamford Bridge, behind Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori and new signing Silva.

Tammy Abraham has also fallen out of favour with, an ankle injury having meant time on the sidelines which allowed Olivier Giroud to grab his spot.

Since then Timo Werner came in after Hakim Ziyech, with Chelsea then making the big-money move for Kai Havertz.

It has put Abraham almost out of contention from a guaranteed starter to a player who really has to fight for his place.

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7 comments on “Report: Hammers enquire about Chelsea duo

  1. Yes to Abraham, definite no to Rudiger. With the except of Tomori, the Chelsea defenders are just not good enough. Also, is Wesley Fofana £36 million better than our current crop of youngsters? Just thinking of looking after Mr Sullivan’s pot of gold ….

  2. Rice will go for £80 mil and well buy a new back 4 plus some loans from chelski who are our new feeder club lol

  3. If Sullivan has contacted Chelsea about loan players, does anybody think Chelsea will not slide Declan onto the table as part of that discussion.
    Why would Sullivan invite that conversation unless its to start the ball rolling for Rice’s eventual transfer.
    If this is true, Declans packing his bags.

  4. We aren’t gonna get anyone from Chelsea,without Rice going the opposite way.

  5. Sullivan has probably approached Chelsea for the duo in the hope rice gets thrown into the equation. He is probably frustrated that Chelsea haven’t made a bid for Declan since he’s already made plans for what he will do with the proceeds.

  6. Please explain why no report on the interest in Wesley Fofana? I can only assume there is something in it and you have been asked not to report on it by the club. In the meantime you put up a constant stream of red herrings, players that we have no intention of signing to distract attention away from our real targets. Am I right?

  7. Yes Forfana has the potential to be world class and play for one of the worlds biggest few clubs within a year or two which means he has huge resale value. Former Tottenham recruitment chief Paul Mitchell, who now works at Monaco is advising Sullivan and Moyes during the bidding process. The player might well have also been offered to other clubs including Leicester so rather than play games since there’s no time to waste West Ham have made a 24 hour offer. If it’s not taken up within 24hrs then the deal will be withdrawn and they will move into other targets.

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