West Ham have focused on improving their defensive line so far this summer but it seems Manuel Pellegrini is ready to bolster his ranks elsewhere.

The Hammers have widely been reported with interest in experienced midfielders ever since the January transfer window, where Joao Mario arrived on-loan, and are said to have had discussions with a Premier League giant.

ExWHUEmployee told TheWestHamWay that Pellegrini’s side have held talks with Chelsea regarding the services of three England midfielders; Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Drinkwater.

“In terms of midfielders on loan apparently we have spoken to Chelsea too with the hope to take one of Loftus-Cheek, Drinkwater or Barkley on loan.”

“It is clear that at least one of them will be allowed to leave next season and we hope to take that one on loan with a view to signing them and once more this will help with our English quota.”

Loftus-Cheek impressed last season on-loan with Crystal Palace and reports suggest he will spend time away from Stamford Bridge again next season, while Drinkwater and Barkley have both struggled for game time since joining the Blues.