What Romelu Lukaku’s agents have reportedly told West Ham United in private talks is a potential game changer in major new claim.

West Ham are said to be prioritising the signing of a striker before the summer transfer window slams shut in 10 days.

The Hammers have been linked with a plethora of strikers this summer. And there is new speculation around the likes of Youssef En-Nesyri and Hugo Ekitike.

But a striker West Ham co-owner David Sullivan once had a deal lined up for when Sam Allardyce was manager is now back on the agenda.

Sullivan once revealed to The Guardian that he could have signed Romelu Lukaku for £10m only for Allardyce to reject the opportunity.

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What Romelu Lukaku’s agents have reportedly told West Ham in private talks is a potential game changer in major new claim

Now it looks like he may get a second chance.

At the weekend Caught Offside claimed the Hammers have made a shock enquiry to sign 30-year-old Lukaku from Chelsea this summer.

With his bridges burnt at both Inter Milan and Chelsea – and Juventus seemingly unable to get a deal done for him due to financial problems – Lukaku is in limbo.

On the face of it many West Ham fans might think it is seems unlikely.

But what Lukaku’s agents have reportedly told West Ham is a potential game changer in a major new claim.

In an exclusive from the website Football Transfers overnight, it is claimed West Ham are now in ‘pole position’ to sign the Belgian powerhouse.

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Hammers have held talks and – crucially – received encouragement claims report

According to the report, West Ham have held talks with representatives of former Everton and Man United striker Lukaku.

And his agents have told West Ham’s transfer bigwigs that the striker IS interested in signing for them if a deal can be done with Chelsea.

“West Ham are in talks with Romelu Lukaku after being given encouragement by the player’s representatives, while FootballTransfers has learnt that the Hammers are in pole position to sign the striker despite interest from the Saudi Pro League,” the report states.

“Chelsea are not expecting him to be at the club after deadline day, we understand… 

“Lukaku is currently training alone at Chelsea while his future remains unclear… Chelsea want to get their €113m (£96m) player off the books permanently.”

With Chelsea desperate to get Lukaku off their books and – according to this report – the player’s agents encouraging West Ham that their client would join them, this is a potential game changer.

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