West Ham fans react as club eye Barkley, Loftus-Cheek or Drinkwater move

According to reliable West Ham United insider @ExWHUemployee on his latest ‘The West Ham Way’ transfer blog (June 24), the east London outfit want to sign of Chelsea trio Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley or Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan with a view to a permanent deal, and Irons fans have been quick to react.

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@ExWHUemployee suggests that Manuel Pellegrini wants to bring one of the three players to the London Stadium this summer as he believes that one of them will be allowed to go, and as the Hammers look to boost their home-grown quota of players.

Loftus-Cheek shone during a season-long loan spell with Crystal Palace last term, while Drinkwater and Barkley struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge following moves from Leicester City and Everton last summer and during the January transfer window respectively.

West Ham supporters, who have urged their club to sign a 25-year-old World Cup attacking ace, took to social media to give their thoughts on the latest rumour, and while one said “I don’t understand” seeing as they are all different types of midfield players, another said “please not Drinkwater”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…