Report: West Ham could lose Enner Valencia, Chelsea reignite interest

Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing West Ham striker Enner Valencia.

According to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea are set to reignite their interest in signing West Ham United striker Enner Valencia this summer.

Chelsea look set to clinch the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho once again, but that doesn't mean that 'The Special One' will stop trying to improve his squad this summer.

The Daily Mirror believe that Chelsea are once again interested in signing West Ham forward Valencia, given that the rumour also surfaced from the same source back in January.

Valencia, 25, exploded onto the radar at the World Cup in Brazil last summer, scoring all three of Ecuador's goals at the tournament.

West Ham were clearly impressed, and lured him to the Premier League from Mexican side Pachuca, paying a reported £12m for him, as alleged by the BBC.

Valencia has impressed in his debut season in English football, earning rave reviews for his speed and work rate - despite scoring only five goals in 31 games.

The Mirror believe that, with Didier Drogba edging ever closer to retirement, Chelsea want to bring in another striker this summer, and Mourinho loves the work rate Valencia offers.

They also note that, if the Blues do come calling, they may struggle to deny Valencia a move away from Upton Park, but are aiming to keep him in East London. 

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