West Ham now face an almost impossible task, with Chelsea reportedly pushing hard to sign Marcus Thuram in the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Foot Mercato who claim that Chelsea are ‘charging’ to sign the 25-year-old France international this month.

Blues owner Todd Boehly is reportedly ready to splash the cash on a forward for Graham Potter this month, and that’s the worst possible news for West Ham.

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wants to bring Thuram to the London Stadium in the January window.

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West Ham have already been dealt a blow with the news that Arsenal and Tottenham want to sign the Borussia Monchengladbach ace.

And Chelsea’s interest may well be the final nail in the coffin…

Chelsea pushing hard to sign West Ham target Marcus Thuram

Foot Mercato claims that Potter could bring the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge this month.

He could be available for just £9 million (Gazzetta dello Sport). What incredible value that represents, given his quality. And missing out on Thuram for that kind of money will undoubtedly be a major blow to West Ham.

Whichever club wins the race for the Gladbach ace’s signature will be getting a seriously good player on their hands for an unbelievable bargain price.

The 25-year-old has been described as a ‘sensational’ player by scouting, statistics and analytical website Total Football Analysis.

Chelsea pushing hard to sign West Ham target Marcus Thuram
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Meanwhile, Get Football News Germany describe him as a ‘world-class’ striker – quite the compliment!

Thuram possesses blistering pace and can play anywhere along the front-line. He has bagged 13 goals and four assists in 17 games for Gladbach so far this season (Transfermarkt).

The four-capped France international is a really explosive striker, and is a constant menace for opposing defenders.

Marcus Thurman would quite literally be the perfect summer signing for West Ham, but it appears as though Chelsea could blow us out the water.

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