West Ham should hijack Arsenal star's proposed move to solve right back problem

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United are in the market for a new right back this summer and an Arsenal star who looks to be on his way to Watford could be the answer.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Hammers look set for another busy summer in the transfer market with their big move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium looming large.

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were true to their word by investing significant funds to strengthen Slaven Bilic's squad last summer.

And they look set to go for it again with the club targeting three or four top players to elevate them to the next level.

As many as eight players deemed surplus to requirements are expected to leave the club this summer.

The East Londoners have already secured the services of sought after Austrian midfielder Havard Nordveit.

The club has made no secret of the fact they are in the market for two top marquee striker signings.

West Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejectedWest Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejected

Right back must be a priority

But Bilic must also bolster in a number of other areas and a right back is also a priority.

The Hammers had to use winger Michail Antonio as a makeshift right back for the last three months of the season due to injuries to Carl Jenkinson, James Tomkins and Sam Byram.

Young Byram impressed after arriving from Leeds United in January but injuries hampered his progress.

Arsenal's Calum Chambers, Santi Cazorla and Serge Gnabry celebrate after their first goalArsenal's Calum Chambers, Santi Cazorla and Serge Gnabry celebrate after their first goal

Could Hammers hijack Watford move

While he has showed he has the quality and ability to play on the Premier League stage, West Ham need a more proven performer for that position and Gunners defender Calum Chambers could be just the man.

Chambers has been linked with a loan move to Watford by the likes of the Daily Mail.

But according to the Evening Standard Arsenal have poured cold water on those rumours.

West Ham's Sam Byram receives instructionsWest Ham's Sam Byram receives instructions

Healthy competition

At just 21, Chambers is even younger than Byram but has more Premier League experience having played for Southampton before moving to the Emirates.

It would prove healthy competition for Byram, would further add to West Ham's impressive British core and given West Ham's rapid rise in recent years and impending move to Stratford would not be much of a step down for Chambers either.

The right back, who can also operate as a central defender, would also welcome the opportunity to play more often under Bilic.

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