West Ham are considering a move for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.
The England international is currently on pre-season tour with Chelsea, although his future may lie away from Stamford Bridge, with a number of clubs interested in signing him.
They are reported to include Newcastle United whose manager recently admitted his admiration for the player.
The Hammers meanwhile, have the cash from the Declan Rice transfer to spend, and are looking for like for like replacements in midfield.
The 23 year old academy graduate had a successful loan spell with Crystal Palace two seasons ago, but struggled to impose himself back in West London, although that needs to be put into the context of the broader dysfunctionality at the club last season.
Chelsea are reported to want £40 million for the player who remains on the fringes of the England squad under Gareth Southgate.
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