West Ham might have finished their business for the summer, but their recent injury crises is likely force the London side to an early business particularly at the middle of the park. Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez and Manuel Lazani are all in the sidelines with only Mark Noble, Obiang and Declan Rice currently fit in those position.

Pellegrini observing the current trends of things will be move in for a short term fix as an injury to any midfielder could force him to alter his formation or risk player burnout.

Reports have it that the hammers have developed interest in Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek as an alternative and are willing to give him an escape route away from the Bridge.

The English midfielder has fallen behind Barkley in the pecking order at the Bridge, and given the presence of Jorginho, Kante, Fabregas and Kovacic is deemed surplus to requirement at the London club.

The 23yr old is a powerful ball caring midfielder. He possesses natural speed, strength, agility and technical skill, making him a well-rounded midfielder.

The Three Lions player has only featured for 30 minutes in the Premier League and could very well fancy a loan move for the sake of his football career.

The move will certain suit both parties as Loftus-Cheek seeks a game-time why Pellegrini looks for creativity from his middle of park.