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Report: West Ham given Fikayo Tomori boost, Chelsea set to loan defender out

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Report: West Ham given Fikayo Tomori boost, Chelsea set to loan defender out

West Ham could be given the chance to rekindle their interest in Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, with the Blues set to allow the England man to leave on loan in January.

The Hammers came close to signing Tomori over the summer but ultimately failed to wrap up a deal. Tomori was, at the time, said to be keen to fight for his place under Frank Lampard in the Blues XI.

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However, the arrival of Thiago Silva and the re-emergence of Antonio Rudiger has pushed Tomori down the pecking order, and now, West Ham may well look to revist their interest.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are willing to let Tomori out on loan when the January window opens. The player, too, is now said to be open to a move as he looks for regular first-team minutes.

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Tomori did well for the Blues last term after returning from a spell with Derby. But this season has played out differently, with Thiago’s arrival very much disrupting the young defender’s first XI opportunities.


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David Moyes was desperate for another defender and had his sights firmly set on Tomori before, so there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be looking at reigniting that interest.

The Hammers’ three at the back means Tomori might get his chance in the XI. And even if he’s not a regular, he’ll definitely get more opportunity than he will at Chelsea this term.

It makes sense, then, for everyone to try and sort this deal. Tomori, in particular, needs to get back into the swing of things with some regular football.

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