Five players West Ham could demand if they send Valencia to Chelsea

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West Ham United could play hard ball with Chelsea, demanding any number of players in any deal for Enner Valencia.

The Daily Mirror reported earlier this week that Chelsea are still interested in doing a deal for West Ham United star Enner Valencia.

The paper states that the player will make a definitive decision over his future following the Copa America this summer, which could leave the next Hammers manager hunting for a top quality replacement.

It’s difficult to see the logic in West Ham selling Valencia in a straight cash deal and it would be in their interests to try and get a player coming the other way if a deal happens.

Here are five options.

Juan Cuadrado

It’s becoming more and more difficult to understand why Chelsea signed the winger from Fiorentina.

The Daily Mirror claims he’s eyeing a return to Italy, but West Ham could try and make a very ambitious play to get their hands on him.

Mohamed Salah

The Daily Star reports that three clubs are already looking at the possibility of signing Mohamed Salah from Chelsea.

The paper doesn’t name West Ham as one of them but he’s another very good wide player who could help West Ham fill the void down either of their wings.

Patrick Bamford

One of the best young forwards in English football and someone who was superb on loan at Middlesbrough last season.

Valencia’s exit alongside Carlton Cole’s release means there will be a hole to fill at the top of West Ham’s attack and Bamford could thrive given the chance of regular football in the Premier League.

Dominic Solanke

Another very good young forward at the Blues and someone who Jose Mourinho hinted at using in his team last season. He could jump at the move to play regular first team football for a Premier League team.

Loic Remy

Not Chelsea’s first choice striker and therefore, someone West Ham could try and target as a new signing.

He’s got pace, he’s got skill and he’s got the creativity needed to excel in West Ham’s attack if they could talk him into a move.

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