Report: West Ham reignite interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi after failed summer swoop

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United were hours away from landing the Belgian before his move to Stamford Bridge.

A report in The Sun has suggested that West Ham United are planning to make a bid to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan during the January transfer window.

The Sun reports that the 23-year-old has grown frustrated with life at Stamford Bridge, having so far failed to start in any Premier League game this season.

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi celebrates scoring their first goalChelsea's Michy Batshuayi

That frustration appears to have prompted the Hammers to reignite their interest in the Belgian. The Sun reports that West Ham attempted to sign Batshuayi during the summer window and came desperately close to landing his signature before the Blues swooped in.

With The Sun adding that the current Premier League leaders have reassured the former Marseille forward that he does have a future with them, the Irons are hoping to pull off a loan deal until the end of the season.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

If they are able to pull off a move, West Ham will be hoping that Batshuayi enjoys a lot more success than their other recent striker acquisitions. The likes of Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri have failed to make any kind of positive impact this term, and it would be no surprise if the club were seeking to get the pair off their books as quickly as possible.

But if Batshuayi can replicate the form he showed in Ligue 1 last term - where he scored 17 goals in 36 league appearances - then the Irons will comfortably pull themselves away from any danger.

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