By Derek Smithson
West Ham are reportedly interested in Chelsea attacker Bertrand Traore – and the club’s supporters have backed a potential move on Twitter.
The Mirror have claimed that the Hammers are “big admirers” of the winger, who impressed last season during a loan spell with Dutch club Ajax.
It is understood that Slaven Bilic’s side want to sign the 21-year-old on loan next year and will look into a permanent deal.
The report details that the youngster is valued at £17million and any potential deal could be ruined by Everton, who may want to sign him as part of a player-plus-cash deal with Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku.
Traore helped Ajax reach the Europa League final last season, before losing to English giants Manchester City.
However, the right winger still enjoyed a superb year and scored 13 goals and supplied six assists in return in 39 appearances.
West Ham fans feel that he would be a good addition at the London Stadium next year and believe he has great potential.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
He is VERY good, young, and quick. Let's make it happen!
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) June 9, 2017
Fantastic young player, would be a great signing
— Kieron Jarvis (@Kizz1992) June 9, 2017
This would be a great signing if true
— Sam Krueger ⚒ (@SamKrueger_) June 8, 2017
I would take him in a heartbeat
— Dom Macfarlane DTO (@Dom_WHUFC) June 9, 2017
— whufc1 (@neily1985) June 9, 2017
We need him
— ⚔️ Iron man ⚔️ (@Ishaak32) June 9, 2017
Seems good, I'd also love for us to go in for Adama Traore. He's another Traore I rate very, very highly.
— Austin Horvath (@IAmTheeAustin) June 9, 2017
Traore has been unable to make the breakthrough at Stamford Bridge and made just 16 senior appearances for the Blues.
Antonio Conte has assembled a highly competitive squad at Chelsea and it’s unclear whether the wide man can carve out a future at the club.
Meanwhile, West Ham are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of next season and get themselves back up towards the European spots.
In other West Ham transfer news, they are plotting a seven-figure bid for a speedy attacker.