West Ham are leading the race to sign young Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen.

According to a report from the Evening Standard, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to keep Ian Maatsen at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the summer transfer window, but West Ham are well positioned to sign him.

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The East London outfit have been linked with a move to sign the 21-year-old Blues defender already this summer

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The Athletic reckon that Hammers boss David Moyes could sign him for around £20 million.

And it seems as though West Ham are in the box seat to sign Maatsen…

Hugely exciting Ian Maatsen news emerges as West Ham United’s summer transfer window bursts into life

The Evening Standard reckon that the 21-year-old is a prime target for the Hammers, and we’re currently sitting at the front of the queue for his signature.

What an incredible signing this will be, if Moyes manages to get it done.

Described as an ‘absolutely rapid’ left-back by Talk Chelsea, Maatsen seems to be exactly the kind of player we need at West Ham.

Hugely exciting Ian Maatsen news emerges as West Ham United's summer transfer window bursts into life
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The youngster spent last season on loan with Burnley and bagged four goals and six assists in 39 Championship outings (Who Scored).

Ian Maatsen embodies everything that a modern day full-back should be, and he’d be a superb signing for West Ham for just £20 million.

With Aaron Cresswell set to leave the London Stadium this summer, the Chelsea youngster is exactly the kind of signing Moyes needs to be making, with Emerson Palmieri crying out for some quality competition.

West Ham really can’t go wrong by signing the 21-year-old Blues left-back this summer. It seems as though our summer transfer window is finally bursting into life.


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