Report: West Ham lodge ambitious bid to sign Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah

West Ham are reportedly trying to take Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah on loan.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham are set to lodge an ambitious bid to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on loan this summer.

The Hammers have brought in two signings so far this summer, landing Birmingham City goalkeeper Darren Randolph and Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang.

Reports from the Daily Mail suggest that West Ham are on the verge of signing Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet, but new manager Slaven Bilic is reportedly seeking another attacking addition.

The Mirror believe that West Ham will lodge an audacious bid to take Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on loan for next season, with a view to signing him permanently.

The Egyptian wide man, 23, was sent out on loan to Fiorentina in January having struggled for first team football under Jose Mourinho, but he dazzled in Italy.

With nine goals in 26 games for the Serie A side, Salah proved how effective he can be - and it seems West Ham were suitably impressed with his performances, with a bid lodged according to reports.

Can West Ham really land Salah?

It's certainly an ambitious move from West Ham to pursue Salah, with bigger clubs no doubt interested after his Inter Milan performances.

Chelsea boss Mourinho would probably rather send him abroad, but with Europa League football, West Ham certainly stand a chance of signing Salah on loan if the player wants to remain in the Premier League.

A permanent deal seems unlikely, but West Ham saw great performances from Arsenal loanee Carl Jenkinson last season, meaning they could well go back to the loan market for reinforcements this summer.

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