Chelsea could try to sign Amadou Onana from Everton, after West Ham’s summer pursuit of the Belgian ended in failure.

Football journalist Sacha Tavolieri claims that Chelsea are eyeing up a move to sign the 21-year-old Everton star in the January transfer window, alongside Arsenal and Newcastle.

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The West Ham fans will be all too familiar with the Amadou Onana transfer story from the summer. It seemed for all the world that David Moyes would bring him to the London Stadium before Everton hijacked the deal at the last minute.

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The Toffees paid around £33 million for the 21-year-old powerhouse midfielder (BBC). However, it now seems as though Onana’s stay at Goodison Park could be a short-lived one, with Chelsea thought to be keen on prising him away from Merseyside…

Chelsea eyeing Amadou Onana swoop

The Everton midfielder could be on his way out of Goodison Park after Frank Lampard’s sacking.

That’s according to football journalist Sacha Tavolieri.

I actually would have liked West Ham to go back in for the Belgian, but considering our current plight, it’s no wonder why Chelsea would be a more attractive prospect for him at the moment.

Onana is a really special talent. He has been described by Sport Magazine as a ‘sensational’ young player. Meanwhile, he’s been labelled as an ‘incredible’ player by Total Football Analysis.

The ex-Lille star can go as far as he wants in the game, and he is more than good enough to play for a top tier club.

It seems as though that could happen sooner than we might have first thought…

It’s such a shame that West Ham didn’t sign Amadou Onana in the summer, with the likes of Chelsea now after him.

He will go on to become a truly top-class player in my opinion.

We quite simply should have acted sooner and with more authority in the summer transfer window.

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