West Ham turn attentions to Chelsea amid defender search

The powers that be at West Ham United have identified an out-of-favour member of the defensive ranks at Premier League rivals Chelsea as a summer target, according to reports.

The player in question? Trevoh Chalobah.

The subject of the central defensive setup at Chelsea has of course taken its place front and centre in the media headlines across the evening to date.

This comes after word was forthcoming that the Blues brass had secured an agreement for yet another big-money addition at the back.

As confirmed by a host of sources, Monaco standout Axel Disasi is all set to take his talents to Stamford Bridge, as part of a €45 million deal.

Disasi’s move to west London comes with Wesley Fofana sidelined long-term once more, after rupturing his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in pre-season.

What does it mean, though, for the rest of the options at the disposal of Mauricio Pochettino?

Well, one player set to be swiftly knocked down Chelsea’s defensive pecking order comes in the form of the aforementioned Trevoh Chalobah.

And, if the latest word stemming from the media is anything to go by, then one club eager to take advantage of this fact comes in the form of West Ham United.

As per the reliable Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian, amid an ongoing search for fresh blood at centre-half, the hierarchy at the London Stadium have set their sights on Cobham graduate Chalobah.

The Irons are not the only interested party, however, with Champions League finalists Inter Milan also understood to be keeping a close eye on the situation of the 24-year-old.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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