West Ham United are interested in signing Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher and Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, according to the Evening Standard.
The Hammers are looking for a replacement for Declan Rice, with the England midfielder set to leave the club this summer. Chelsea and Arsenal are fighting for his services.
West Ham have lined up the pair to replace Rice with their futures uncertain at their current clubs.
Gallagher is struggling this season after a successful loan spell with Crystal Palace last term.
The 23-year-old has been a substitute option for Graham Potter and Thomas Tuchel. They have used him to spark some energy late in matches.
However, he could be on the move this summer due to his lack of consistent game time.
Chelsea have splashed the cash transfers and must sell to balance their books. Selling Gallagher would represent pure profit as he is from their Cobham academy.
Palace are also interested in Gallagher, while Liverpool have earmarked him as a potential signing. Chelsea will ask for a figure north of £50 million.
Phillips is a more like-for-like Rice replacement. He moved to Manchester City last summer in a £50 million deal from Leeds United.
However, he has struggled to dislodge Rodri from the starting XI, with injuries hampering his progress. He has played only 65 minutes of football under Pep Guardiola.
Phillips has been linked with a move away from City after only one season. West Ham are interested and want to sign him despite concerns over his injury record.
If there is any indication that either man will be available, West Ham will swoop.
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