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West Ham Hope to Sign Chelsea Striker Romelu Lukaku In Season Long Loan Deal

West Ham become the latest club to show interest in Belgian striker.

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West Ham United have joined the growing list of clubs interested in taking Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan next season, according to the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old has spent the current campaign on loan with West Bromwich Albion where he has been a revelation, notching 14 goals to help the Midlands side secure their highest ever Premier League finish.

Swansea have been strongly linked with a loan move for the Belgian international as they look to relieve the pressure from Michu by adding another viable goal scoring threat.

However, West Ham have their own striking problems to deal with and have sounded out their cross city rivals about the possibility of a short term deal.

Carlton Cole is out of contract next month whilst negotiations to bring Andy Carroll in permanently are still ongoing, the Hammers face having their strike force stripped bare.

They had also enquired into the possibility of taking Lukaku on a permanent deal but were knocked back by the club’s £20 million valuation, but they have asked to be kept in the loop over new developments.

Chelsea have maintained that they will not be discussing his future until a new manager is finally installed at Stamford Bridge and then he can decide whether he wants to keep him of send him out on loan again.

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