Chelsea starlet to join West Ham on loan?

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West Ham United have reportedly turned their attention to Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku after they failed in their attempts to land Vitesse Arnhem forward Wilfred Bony, according to the East London and West Essex Guardian Series.

Sam Allardyce is a known admirer of Lukaku, who was on loan at West Brom last campaign, and would love to bring the Belgium international to Upton Park.

The Hammers are in the hunt for another striker following the departure of Carlton Cole this summer, and although they have signed Andy Carroll, they want to bring another man in to provide the England international with some support.

According to the Daily Mail, Allardyce placed a £10.2m bid for for Bony - which was turned down - and now the West Ham manager has set his sights on Lukaku.

The Chelsea man is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League, having scored 17 goals in 33 appearances whilst on loan at the Baggies last season.

However, Blues manager Jose Mourinho has stated that the striker will play a part for Chelsea next season, but if they sign Edinson Cavani from Napoli that could quickly change.

Allardyce will be watching things unfold with Cavani and you can count on him being ready to pounce if Lukaku does become available in the near future.


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