ExWHUEmployee Reveals Chelsea, City And Wolves Stars Are Among West Ham’s List Of Targets

West Ham have targeted no less than TEN centre-backs as the club focus on strengthening their defence this summer, according to ExWHUEmployee.

Reporting on the West Ham Way Patreon, the trusted insider source shared his latest information on who technical director Tim Steidten is pursuing:

“As we have reported for months now, Max Kilman will be a top target. The manager worked with him at Wolves and is said to want to bring the captain with him to London.”

“The 27-year-old is likely to cost around £45m and Wolves will have to give around 20 per cent of that to Maidenhead the club that they signed the player from. Other centre-backs who are also expected to be on the radar include Jacob Greaves of Hull, Harwood-Bellis of Manchester City, Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea, Oumar Solet of RB Salzburg, Loubadhe Abakar Sylla a 21-year-old centre-back of Strasbourg, Logan Costa of Toulouse. and Zeno Debast of Anderlecht.”

“It is also thought that Steidten could explore the German market too. Steidten did like Jonathan Tah and Piero Hincapie of his former team Bayer Leverkusen but with the club playing champions league football these players will be harder to sign.”

West Ham could be priced out of a move for Kilman

ExWHUEmployee is one of many sources that has confirmed the Hammers’ interest in Max Kilman but that £45m asking price presents a big problem.

It’s unlikely that Greaves, Harwood-Bellis, Debast or even Jonathan Tah would cost anywhere near as much so Steidten may have to move on to recruiting one of the backup options. Considering Lopetegui is a big fan of Kilman, that would be a major disappointment for the Spaniard.

Club revive interest in Chelsea star

Trevoh Chalobah has been linked with a switch to the London Stadium on and off over the past twelve months or so, but he has been a regular starter for the Blues since returning from injury at the start of the year. That would suggest the chances of signing the 24-year-old are rather low.

However, Chelsea need to balance the books by selling homegrown players, and if Chalobah is made available, it appears West Ham will be there waiting to pounce.

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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.