West Ham should leave Pochettino empty-handed by suggesting swap involving Spurs-linked pair

Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku is attracting attention from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea ahead of the summer.

Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2018 in London, England.

It was reported by The Sun last week that Tottenham and Chelsea are both eyeing summer moves for West Ham wide-man Arthur Masuaku as he looks to try and secure Champions League football.

The Sun stressed that Masuaku is happy at the London Stadium. It remains to be seen however, how he will feel about his future if the two top flight heavyweights come calling during the coming months.

Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott (L) challenges West Ham United's French defender Arthur Masuaku (R) during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and...

If Spurs and Chelsea do make bids and Masuaku makes it clear that he would like to move on, West Ham should seriously consider seeking a swap deal with the Blues - and ask for another of Mauricio Pochettino's targets to come in from Stamford Bridge.

The Northern Echo reported earlier this month that Spurs are amongst the host of sides keeping a keen eye on Kenedy's situation as he continues to prove hugely impressive on loan at Newcastle United.

The Brazilian has been superb since moving to St James' Park, and his move has certainly been one of the catalysts for the run of form that has taken the Magpies to the brink of safety in the top flight. 

Kenedy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2018 in London, England.

With Chelsea keen on Masuaku, it would appear that the Blues are not entirely convinced that Kenedy has done enough to force his way into the first-team plans at his parent club. And that should tempt West Ham to suggest a swap involving the 22-year-old and Masuaku if the latter becomes determined to seek a fresh challenge. 

Kenedy is a huge talent and his arrival would surely quash any disappointment that would emerge from losing Masuaku. So if West Ham do receive bids for Masuaku from both Tottenham and Chelsea, surely they should use the opportunity to pull off a superb swap deal and leave Spurs frustrated in the process. 

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