West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini made a splash in the summer transfer window by signing nine new faces.
Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez were added to the midfield, but both are currently on the sidelines with injuries.
Mark Noble, Declan Rice and Pedro Obiang currently occupy the three-man midfield, but if one of them were to get injured, the Hammers’ options are minimal.
Perhaps Pellegrini should dip into the January market for cover, and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a target that they could consider.
The England international, who was one of the surprise packages for his country at the 2018 World Cup, has struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge this season following Maurizio Sarri’s appointment as manager.
The 22-year-old, who is valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, has featured in just three matches this season – two in the Premier League and one in the Europa League.
Given that Ross Barkley is now ahead of him in the pecking order, Loftus-Cheek may be open to a loan move away in the winter.
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