Report: West Ham United eyeing swap deal for Andy Carroll with Chelsea

West Ham United manager David Moyes during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United at John Smith's Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

West Ham United have been said to be targeting a swap deal for Andy Carroll with Chelsea.

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi (R) celebrates after scoring against Arsenal during their pre-season friendly football match at Beijing's National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, on July 22,...

According to a report in the Telegraph, West Ham United would be interested in exchanging Michy Batshuayi for Andy Carroll with Chelsea.

Carroll has surprisingly been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month, with Chelsea keen to snap up the West Ham man.

And David Moyes is said to be open to selling the target-man, if he can land Batshuayi in exchange.

Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea arrives during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte appears to have reservations over utilising Batshuayi as his first choice striker, but West Ham have been keen for some time.

The Belgian international has been on the Hammers’ wishlist for months now, despite failing to nail down a first-team place since moving to Chelsea.

Andy Carroll of West Ham Unted reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.

If Batshuayi was to move to West Ham, he would join a host of strikers at the London Stadium.

West Ham already have the likes of Javier Hernandez, Diafra Sakho and Jordan Ayew at the club, with the competition for places proving fierce.

It could be a smart move by Moyes though, as Batshuayi has more room to develop than Carroll, and the England international's struggles to stay fit, make the Chelsea striker look like a better option. 

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