Chelsea are allegedly threatening to derail West Ham United hopes of signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton in January.
That’s according to a report from football journalist Sacha Tavolieri who claims that Chelsea could speed up their pursuit of the 27-year-old winger after his display against them for Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
With Chelsea now ready to make a January move for Trossard though, the Hammers could now be fighting a losing battle.
Trossard would be a sensational addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium.
As things stand though, it seems as though it’s more likely that the Brighton star will link up with his former boss Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge…
West Ham face Chelsea competition for Leandro Trossard
The Blues are making a beeline for the talented Belgian ace.
That’s according to football journalist Sacha Tavolieri.
He has suggested that Trossard’s display against Chelsea has expedited the west London outfit’s interest in signing him in the January transfer window:
Trossard has been in brilliant form for Brighton this season, and Rio Ferdinand recently described him as an ‘unreal’ player (Metro).
The 27-year-old has bagged seven goals and two assists in 12 Premier League games for the Seagulls this term (Transfermarkt).
The Brighton star would add real quality competition in the left wing department at the London Stadium.
He possesses technical ability and skill in abundance, and has an end product to match.
The fleet-footed winger has plenty of pace and plays in a really direct manner. I believe that someone like the Belgian would help bring out the best in Gianluca Scamacca.
Unfortunately for West Ham, it seems as though Chelsea boss Graham Potter is determined to seal a reunion with Leandro Trossard in January.
Chelsea are certainly in a stronger position than West Ham at the moment, so it would be no surprise to see the Brighton ace head to Stamford Bridge.
And losing out on the 27-year-old to the Blues would be a huge shame for the Hammers.