What happened in Chelsea win over Spurs on Wednesday night surely ruins David Moyes’s West Ham transfer plan.

West Ham were denied a place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals by bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur despite being the better side.

Spurs were then drawn to face Chelsea over two legs and many West Ham fans were tuning in last night to see how the first unfolded.

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Tottenham went full strength but Chelsea strode to an easy 2-0 win and looked seriously strong.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

But it was the performance of one player in particular in the Chelsea win over Spurs that has surely ruined David Moyes’s West Ham transfer plan.

West Ham are in the hunt for defenders this month after losing three of their first choice back four to long-term injuries.

Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season after an ACL operation while Kurt Zouma will be out until February at the earliest.

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Aaron Cresswell has been missing since November 28th after chipping a bone in his back when colliding with a post during West Ham’s defeat at Man City.

The Hammers have been linked with a host of targets including Tottenham’s Joe Rodon.

Moyes is also said to be competing with Chelsea for Lucas Digne.

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But West Ham have also reignited interest in Chelsea centre-back Malang Sarr according to a report from French outlet Foot Mercato.

Foot Mercato claim the Hammers want to sign the 22-year-old Blues defender on loan until the end of the season.

It comes after West Ham were heavily linked with Sarr before he joined Chelsea back in the summer of 2020.

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What happened in Chelsea win over Spurs surely ruins David Moyes’s West Ham transfer plan

But Sarr’s performance for Thomas Tuchel’s side in the win over Spurs surely rules out any chance of Moyes bringing the Frenchman to the London Stadium.

Sarr made a number of excellent recovery tackles and played out from the back well while operating from the left centre-back position.

He was authoritative, confident, strong, quick and composed as he dealt easily with the threat of Harry Kane on his side.

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It was a standout performance for a young centre-back and showed why Moyes reportedly rates Sarr so highly.

The problem is Chelsea – if they weren’t before – will be more convinced than ever that Sarr should be part of the squad moving forward, even if they do have a plethora of options at the back.

So it seems West Ham will have to focus their efforts elsewhere in a bid to sign a defender this month.

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