A report from ESPN has claimed that West Ham United may decide to reignite their interest in Fikayo Tomori during the January transfer window.
Tomori would be forgiven for wanting to move next month. ESPN reports that he remains in Frank Lampard’s long-term plans at Chelsea. However, he has only made one substitute appearance in the Premier League this season.
According to ESPN, the centre-back rejected the chance to join West Ham on loan in the summer. However, it is suggested that the Hammers may make another attempt to sign him temporarily in January.
And ESPN adds that the Blues are open to offers for Tomori, as well as Antonio Rudiger.
TBR View: West Ham may actually no longer need Tomori
David Moyes’s men may actually not need to prioritise signing a new defender in January. Only two sides – league leaders Spurs and Tomori’s parent club, Chelsea – boast better defensive records so far this season.
Angelo Ogbonna has arguably shown some of his best form in what has already been an incredibly impressive spell at the London Stadium. And deploying a back three has seemingly brought the best out of Fabian Balbuena and Aaron Cresswell.
Summer signing Craig Dawson has not even made his debut for the club.
Of course, more depth may be welcome. So a deal for Tomori could work out well. But perhaps West Ham may decide that signing a player on loan in January is not in their best interests.