West Ham interested in loan move for Michy Batshuayi - Sky sources

Michy Batshuayi during the English League Cup second round
Image: West Ham will make a move for Michy Batshuayi this window

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. 

Slaven Bilic gestures on the touchline
Image: Slaven Bilic is desperate for the club to bolster their attacking options following failed bids for Jermaine Defoe and Scott Hogan

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. 

N'Koudou pictured with his former Marseille team-mate Michy Batshuayi
Image: Batshuayi was a firm target of West Ham's in the summer, with the Hammers willing to pay £31m to Marseille

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. 

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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.

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