West Ham United are reportedly prepared to make a move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.
That’s according to a recent report from Football Insider, who claims the Hammers have identified Chalobah, 24, as the ideal mid-season target.
The 24-year-old can only be acquired, though, if Nayef Aguerd vacates the London Stadium.
Only 18 months after joining the Hammers, the center defender is currently overseas for Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations international duty. Nevertheless, despite his significance to his nation, David Moyes is rumored to be preparing for life without the 27-year-old, thus his club future is still uncertain.
Regarding Chalobah, the Chelsea defender is likewise out of favor and has been declared surplus to needs by Mauricio Pochettino; therefore, should he fail to arrange a transfer this month, he would face yet another setback in his career.
Viewed as a player capable of yielding a decent fee, it is in Chelsea’s best interest to offload the former Lorient loanee as a way to help ease Financial Fair Play pressures.
Whether or not a move to West Ham awaits the Freetown-born defender remains to be seen though.