Could Chelsea transfer triangle leave Everton flush and Bilic bust this summer?

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

A transfer triangle involving Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea could leave West Ham United toothless this summer.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic during the press conferenceWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

The Hammers have been linked with a host of top strikers this summer but have already missed out on Dutch star Vincent Janssen after he opted to join Spurs as well as Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette despite having a record £31 million bid accepted.

Slaven Bilic also failed with a bid to lure Belgian star Michy Batshuayi who instead joined London rivals Chelsea.

-  AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring a goal.AC Milan's Carlos Bacca

Super Slav's Bacca-up plan

Since then West Ham have turned their attentions to AC Milan's Colombian star striker Carlos Bacca but that too has been in limbo.

The situation seemingly changes from one day to the next with some reports claiming Bacca does not want to come to the Premier League and others suggesting he is ready to change his mind and move to East London.

Hammers fans are waiting with bated breath to see if they can finally snare the 20-goal a season striker the club so badly needs.

Manchester City's Wilfried BonyManchester City outcast Wilfried Bony

Bony, Remy and Lukaku triangle impacts West Ham

To that end they have also previously been linked with the likes of Man City outcast Wilfried Bony and Chelsea forgotten man Loic Remy.

Another Hammers target Christian Benteke is believed to be closing in on a move to Crystal Palace.

And Bilic's list of targets could dwindle further still as Bony, who has been left off Pep Guardiola's squad list for the Champions League, is being strongly linked with a move to Everton where he will replace Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku, as reported by the likes of the Daily Star.

Chelsea's Loic RemyChelsea's Loic Remy

Swapping Blues

The Lukaku deal could also see Remy used as a makeweight to tempt Ronald Koeman to part with the Belgian star.

That would leave Bacca as the only remaining viable top class option for the Hammers before the new season.

Bilic may have new signing Andre Ayew but the Ghanaian has never been a prolific goalscorer throughout his career while Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia are both unsettled and are expected to leave.

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