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Game over for West Ham's Chucky chase as Hammers attract elite swarm to David Moyes target Hirving Lozano?

West Ham United’s chances of landing David Moyes target Hirving Lozano are starting to look bleak.

West Ham boss Moyes was reportedly very keen on signing the Napoli and Mexico midfielder Lozano this summer (Calcio Mercato).

The Hammers were facing competition from Everton according to Il Mattino.

But West Ham held the ace card as Napoli were said to be desperate to bring West Ham’s Felipe Anderson back to Italy in a swap deal (Cronache di Napoli newspaper and Football Italia).

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West Ham linked with Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano

Moyes knows he must be creative in the transfer market as West Ham are likely to be impacted by the repercussions of the global health crisis.

A swap would have been ideal as it would limit any transfer fee on either side with both players sharing a similar market value.

Moyes has reservations over whether Anderson fits into his plans for a new look West Ham side built around young, hungry, energetic, hard-working players.

Lozano ticks a lot of boxes for the West Ham manager. He is quick, hard-working and boasts a great engine. The Mexican is ideally suited to the rough and tumble of the English game.

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New twist as Hammers interest attracts elite swarm

But West Ham’s hopes of landing the player nicknamed ‘Chucky’ look bleak.

That’s after the Hammers’s interest attracted the attentions of some top Premier League clubs.

Corriere dello Sport and Football Italia report that Manchester United Arsenal and Tottenham have joined West Ham and Everton in registering their interest.

Corriere dello Sport claims Manchester United are ‘suddenly surging up the outside’.

The Italian paper points out this would above all be due to Lozano’s marketing potential, as ‘Chucky’ has a huge following in Mexico.

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Moyes may have to turn attentions elsewhere

The mooted Anderson-Lozano swap seemed a perfect solution for all parties.

Anderson has struggled in his second season after a flying start to his Premier League career with West Ham.

Lozano has failed to establish himself at Napoli and is more suited to the English game.

And both clubs look set to have their hands tied over funds.

But it now appears Moyes may realistically have to look elsewhere.

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