West Ham eye Chelsea hitman

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West Ham have enquired about Chelsea centre-forward Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old is also reportedly courting interest from Swansea following a successful spell on loan at West Brom.

Lukaku has scored 14 goals for the Baggies this season resulting in youngster receiving a PFA young player of the year nomination, and West Ham have asked Chelsea if the Belgian international would be available on loan or in a permanent deal.

However, Chelsea have replied to their London rivals by saying Lukaku’s future will not be resolved until a new manager is appointed at Stamford Bridge.

With Carlton Cole out of contract in the summer and any deal for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll still remains a long way away after the Reds demanded £17million for the England international.

The Hammers have scored 41 goals this term, the fourth lowest in the league this season, and Sam Allardyce has turned to the former Anderlecht attacker to improve the club’s goal tally.

Meanwhile, the agent of AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has revealed that West Ham are interested in the 35-year-old.

Moreno Roggi said: “The situation is the same as in the past few years, there are clubs interested in him, but first he’ll sit down with (Milan Vice-President Adriano) Galliani. 

“Milan is like a family for him and, after almost 20 years together, it is right that a decision on his future is made jointly.

“West Ham? The interest is real, as is that of other clubs but everything has been put on hold until after the final game of the season.”

West Ham face relegated Reading on Sunday, and Sam Allardyce will hope that his side cement their position in the top ten ahead of what proposes to be an eventful summer for the club. 


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