West Ham could solve their hunt for a striker by capitalising on Chelsea’s desperation for their own target man.

It is no secret that West Ham have not had much luck when it comes to strikers over recent years. Sebastian Haller, Gianluca Scamacca and Danny Ings have all failed to produce in East London, despite them being successful at other clubs.

Ahead of the transfer window it was made clear that the Hammers’ priority was to bring in a No.9, but this has been made all the more vital given their ongoing injury crisis. 

Unsurprisingly, the club are keen to finally put an end to this run of unsuccessful forwards and are now tasked with selecting one from a large list of potential suitors that they think can score the goals in David Moyes’ system.

However, West Ham are not the only London club who are crying out for a striker this January with Chelsea looking to spend big on Napoli’s Victor Oshimen. Strangely though, this could work in the Irons favour.

Much like the Hammers, Chelsea are in serious danger of breaching FFP regulations and will need to offload players before making any signings. According to TEAMtalk, one player who they could sell to raise funds is Armando Broja. The Albanian has been a West Ham target for a number of seasons now and, considering he is falling further down the pecking order in West London, he could be open to a move.

The Blues are rumoured to want £30 million for his signature which is a hefty amount for a club on a limited budget, especially when you consider his injury record. On top of this, his goal scoring record is mediocre at best – his best Premier League campaign saw him score only 6 goals.

Nevertheless, he possesses a lot of qualities which could make him succeed under Moyes, but there certainly are concerns. It is one of this signings that could go either way, but what he needs is a run of games to show what he is capable of and he just will not get that at Chelsea.

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