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West Ham approach Chelsea over deal for out-of-favour defender

The Hammers remain on the hunt for reinforcements

West Ham United have made contact with capital rivals Chelsea over a potential deal for a member of the club’s defensive ranks, according to reports.

The player in the sights of the Irons? Emerson Palmieri.

Left-back Emerson, of course, sealed a return to Stamford Bridge this summer, after Olympique Lyonnais opted against making their move for the Brazilian permanent.

The 28-year-old’s prospects under Thomas Tuchel, though, look altogether bleak.

As things stand, Emerson represents the 4th-choice left-back in west London, sitting behind all of Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and summer arrival Marc Cucurella in the Chelsea pecking order.

In turn, it should not come as a massive surprise, on Monday, to hear of the former AS Roma man being tipped for a fresh Blues exit.

In response, it was made clear to David Moyes and co. that a deal will only be possible in the case of a permanent offer being tabled.

It is therefore unclear whether or not the Hammers are prepared to move forward with their interest.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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