West Ham interested in loan move for Michy Batshuayi - Sky sources
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 10/01/17 4:53pm
West Ham are interested in signing Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on loan this month, according to Sky sources.
The Hammers made a £31m bid to Marseille for the forward during the summer transfer window but the 23-year-old Belgian moved to Chelsea in a £33m deal instead.
However, with Batshuayi struggling for game time at the league leaders and linked with a move away to Swansea City, West Ham look set to enter the fray for him once again.
Batshuayi scored 26 goals in 62 games for Marseille in Ligue 1 over two seasons, convincing Chelsea to splash the cash on him in July.
Since his move though, the Belgium international has found himself firmly behind the in-form Diego Costa, and has yet to start a league game so far this campaign.
Chelsea are currently in talks to loan Batshuayi to Swansea in a move which will see a swap deal with Fernando Llorente moving to Stamford Bridge.
West Ham want to sign at least one striker this month and have already made bids for Sunderland's Jermain Defoe and Brentford's Scott Hogan.