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West Ham hopeful of signing Chelsea midfielder

West Ham preparing for the summer

In the last two games, West Ham have picked up four points and significantly eased their relegation worries.

The win over Southampton at home and draw away at Chelsea has pushed West Ham up the table and given fans great hope of staying up.

It has been far from an easy season for the Hammers who are paying for quite a few lacklustre transfer windows now.

Not to mention, issues with the staff that are helping choose targets as well.

Most West Ham fans will be hoping they are preparing for the summer already as the transfer window will be shorter, and the World Cup will hamper efforts for recruitment as well.

Danny Drinkwater

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City kisses the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

West Ham keen on Danny Drinkwater

One of the best sources for transfer news regarding West Ham is @ExWHUemployee on Twitter.

On Friday, @ExWHUemployee reports that West Ham have targeted Danny Drinkwater as a possible signing from Chelsea this summer.

Drinkwater has played just over 500 minutes of Premier League football this season for Chelsea, after joining from Leicester last summer.

At 28, Drinkwater would provide energy and class to a West Ham midfield that has looked a little short of quality this season.

A new Director of Football (as specified in the Tweet above) also suggests West Ham’s beleaguered owners may also be planning for a big summer of change.

Related: West Ham keen on signing Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson.

West Ham’s double injury boost vs Stoke.