Chelsea Interested In West Ham Defender James Tomkins

Stamford Bridge boss keen on Upton Park centre back.

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing West Ham defender James Tomkins and Carlo Ancelotti is said to be considering making a bid for the England Under 21 international in January. The Blues boss is looking to strengthen his defensive options with an eye to planning for the future.

The 21 year old Basildon born defender can play at right back but is most effective in the centre of defence and has been linked with a move away from Upton Park and Avram Grant may struggle to prevent interest from the Premier League champions from turning Tomkins’ head.

Ancelotti is looking to bring in new young additions to Stamford Bridge as he hopes to reverse the ageing nature of his side and is thought to be an admirer of the West Ham man who has been a solid starter in both recent wins over Wigan and Manchester United.

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