David Moyes has reportedly made an offer to Chelsea to bring Ross Barkley to West Ham on loan until the end of the season.
The Scotsman is said to be keen on a reunion with the player he gave a professional debut to back in 2011 when the duo were at Everton .
However, according to the Mirror , the Blues are so far unwilling to let Barkley leave and insist he is a part of their first-team plans for the remainder of the season.
In the centre of the park, manager Frank Lampard does have a number of options to call upon, with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic all pushing to start.
Youngster Billy Gilmour has also emerged as part of Lampard’s first team plans this season and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is yet to return from injury but could be involved towards the end of the season.
With Euro 2020 around the corner, Moyes is said to be hopeful that the array of options Chelsea have at their disposal can persuade Barkley to force through a move which would guarantee him regular minutes to try and earn an England spot at the tournament.
The 26-year-old did start the Blues’ most recent Premier League clash against Burnley and Lampard was effusive in his praise of the player.
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“I speak a lot with Ross and I really like him,” Lampard told Chelsea’s website . “He came to me a couple of weeks ago and said he was starting to feel good.
“It was a niggly injury, but he’s just starting to feel absolutely released from it. This was the performance [against Burnley] we want out of Ross.
“It was so positive and you saw his quality on the ball; he can hit a right-foot ball, left-foot ball, take the ball well. He looked confident.
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