New West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has already started making plans for his first season back at Upton Park, by making approaches for Leicester City’s Esteban Cambiasso and Chelsea’s Loic Remy.
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According to The Sun, Remy wants to leave Stamford Bridge after finding opportunities at a premium during his debut season for the Blues. And despite losing Didier Drogba, Jose Mourinho is reportedly happy to let the Frenchman talk to the Hammers about a potential move across the capital.
And he would certainly be a very welcome addition at the Boleyn Ground. Their struggles in the latter part of the campaign were largely down to their problems in front of goal. Diafra Sakho was the club’s top goalscorer, but only hit the back of the net ten times, with most of those efforts coming in the first half of the year. With The Sun reporting that the Premier League champions want £8m for Remy, it is surely too good an opportunity for Bilic to turn down.
And while a deal for Remy would seemingly be a bargain, it would be nothing compared to the possible free transfer for Cambiasso. The 34-year-old has proved with Leicester City that he still has the quality to remain classed as one of the best midfielders in Europe, and has successfully adapted his game to ensure he makes as big an impact as he did when he was playing for Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
With West Ham lacking leadership in the middle of the park, he could be the kind of player that helps them avoid a run of form like the one they endured in the second half of this season.
However, The Sun also believe that the player is for the time-being, holding out for a move to a top four team, even if it means less time on the pitch.
Should that happen, The Sun suggests that the Hammers will attempt to bring Alex Song back to the club. The former Arsenal man spent last season on loan at Upton Park, but like most of the squad, watched his form tail off after Christmas.
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