West Ham are reportedly plotting a transfer raid on AC Milan for Frank Kessie with David Moyes also believed to be targeting a loan bid for Chelsea star Ross Barkley.
Moyes is keen to strengthen his Hammers squad, particularly in midfield given Jack Wilshere’s struggles and with Carlos Sanchez being out of favour.
West Ham have long been linked with a move for Kessie, though Premier League rivals Arsenal are also keen on the 23-year-old.
The Mirror report that the east London club are targeting a move for Kessie, though Moyes is also hopeful of bringing in Barkley.
Moyes worked with the Chelsea midfielder at Everton and it’s claimed that the Hammers boss is holding out hope on getting Barkley in.
The Mirror add that Chelsea are currently refusing to loan Barkley out with the 26-year-old part of Frank Lampard’s first-team thinking.
But, with Euro 2020 just a few months away, it’s hoped by Moyes that regular football at the London Stadium could tempt Barkley into a move.
Though Moyes was recently tight-lipped when discussing West Ham’s transfer plans this month.
“I think West Ham have been linked with just about every player in the country,” the former Manchester United boss said.
“Quite often we are linked with a lot of players. We won’t be bringing in a bundle of players in, but obviously we’d like to add to the squad if we can.”
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Though Moyes’ hopes of bringing Barkley in from Chelsea may not be easy following Lampard’s comments.
The Blues boss appeared keen to give Barkley regular minutes at Stamford Bridge after he made his first start since returning from injury at the weekend.
Lampard said: “We know exactly what Ross can do. He is an England player, he is playing for Chelsea and deservedly so.
“He has given me a lot of thinking to…