West Ham remain in the market for new additions under Manuel Pellegrini, who is keen to bolster his options in midfield.
The Hammers have signed Jack Wilshere on a free transfer from Arsenal but could lose the services of Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate in the final weeks of the window.
That has led to speculation that Pellegrini could be eyeing a move for Chelsea misfit Danny Drinkwater, who has struggled to make an impression at Stamford Bridge after signing from Leicester 12 months ago.
West Ham insider ExWHUEmployee has confirmed the Hammers’ interest in the England international on social media, although he has warned of competition in the market.
We have wanted him for a while now and have enquired although there is competition from clubs who wish to buy him I think https://t.co/406UDDXRZl
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 31, 2018
Due to West Ham’s summer spending, a deal for Drinkwater would most likely be a loan but the Hammers see a number of rival clubs in the market looking to purchase the 28-year-old.
Drinkwater earned just five Premier League starts for Chelsea last season, featuring seven times off the bench.