Sky Sports Journalist Claims West Ham Are ‘Keeping Eye’ On Chelsea Player Ahead Of Potential Last Minute Bid

West Ham are weighing up a possible move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah before the transfer deadline, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

The journalist claims that the Hammers have been looking at deals for two wingers, FC Nordsjaelland’s Ibrahim Osman and Al-Ittihad’s Jota but David Moyes’ side are “keeping” an “eye” on Chalobah too:

Chalobah has reportedly been made available for transfer but no club has so far made a serious attempt to secure the player’s services this month.

The defender’s fitness is a major concern

As Sheth mentions, Chalobah has not played a single minute of football this season after picking up a serious hamstring injury back in August.

The 24-year-old also had complications in his recovery which meant that he has only returned to training in the last couple of weeks. While his injury record is a cause of concern, he is now available for selection, which means he could be a genuine target for Irons before the transfer window closes.

Are West Ham looking at other transfer targets?

In addition to Osman, Jota and Chalobah, the London club are believed to be keen on recruiting a striker. Up until now, though, the club haven’t had much luck finding someone who fits their criteria.

Armando Broja’s price tag is said to be as high as £50m, while Aston Villa are not willing to loan out Jhon Duran. There has also been interest in Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy and Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface but neither player is expected to move clubs in January.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.