West Ham United reportedly wishes to sign Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko when the transfer window reopens.
claims he could stay with West Ham in the capital.
The Frenchman remains a surplus to West London requirements. Bakayoko joined Chelsea from Monaco in 2017 for £40 m but spent just one season at Stamford Bridge before being loaned out.
The 25-year-old has spent the previous two seasons with AC Milan and back in Monaco respectively.
Bakayoko has featured 23 times over all contests this season for Monaco, scoring one goal and creating two more.
Monaco is not expected at the end of this season to make his loan deal permanent.
Allegedly, though, the Hammers might be interested in a loan deal for Bakayoko. However, they could face competition from AC Milan as well as Paris Saint-Germain, who were previously also credited with an interest.