Andy Carroll’s move to Chelsea is still on with the Blues looking to sign the England international on loan.
The Telegraph is reporting Carroll remains in Antonio Conte’s sights, with Michy Batshuayi failing to impress as back-up to Alvaro Morata.
West Ham would be reluctant to part with the 29-year-old, who has had an upshot in form under new Hammers boss David Moyes.
That said, the former Liverpool and Newcastle forward has had multiple injury issues in the last few years and has been out of West Ham’s last two games with a knock.
Sevilla are front-runners to sign Batshuayi on loan but the Blues are seeking a replacement before sanctioning the switch.
Carroll would prove good value for the West London club, with the Englishman eligible to play in the Champions League.
The Blues face Barcelona with the first leg on February 20 at Stamford Bridge – but Conte knows they will not prevail against Lionel Messi & Co without options up front.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League after their 0-0 draw with 10-man Leicester, behind Manchester United and Liverpool on goal difference.
United face Stoke in the Monday night game at Old Trafford and can go three points clear of their rivals.