Insider Reveals West Ham Are “Big Admirers” Of Two Chelsea Players As Summer Transfer Plans Take Shape

Insider Reveals West Ham Are “Big Admirers” Of Two Chelsea Players As Summer Transfer Plans Take Shape

West Ham are “big admirers” of Chelsea pair Conor Gallagher and Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to ExWHUEmployee.

The Hammers insider claims that the two players are very much on the club’s radar, although there is still a great deal of “uncertainty” about the club’s transfer targets due to doubts about the future of manager David Moyes:

“With the arrival of Pochettino this summer there are players that are being made available by them as they undertake a clear-out. Players to keep an eye on are Conor Gallagher and Callum Hudson-Odoi as we are known to be big admirers. The fact they are set to be moved on is a big appeal to West Ham.”

“However, I must stress that with a lot of uncertainty at present with our manager’s future, a possible new Director of Football appointment, European football next season and our captain’s future currently unknown – any target list will not be confirmed once things settle down.”

West Ham’s interest in Gallagher is widely known. The Irons were linked with the England international last year, along with Newcastle and Crystal Palace, are they tried to secure his services on loan.

The midfielder was also reportedly the subject of a £45m bid from Everton in January and, while it was rejected at the time, it is believed Chelsea would be open to selling for a similar figure this summer.

Hudson-Odoi is a new transfer target

Ex’s claim that the club are pursuing Hudson-Odoi, though, is a fresh development. The winger has been out on loan at Bayer Leverkusen this season but he struggled to make an impact.

With Chelsea keen to raise funds, there is a strong possibility that the 22-year-old will be let go for a reasonable price, and it looks as if West Ham will be at the front of the queue to snap him up.

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.