RUMOURS: West Ham interested in out-of-favour Chelsea striker Batshuayi

The 23-year-old has managed just 77 minutes of Premier League football under Antonio Conte, which is tempting the Hammers into a loan offer in January

West Ham are preparing a loan offer for out-of-favour Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Sun.

The 23-year-old is yet to make a Premier League start for Antonio Conte’s side, such is the form of the division’s joint-top scorer Diego Costa.

Batshuayi is thought to be frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities since his £33 million move to Stamford Bridge, though Goal understands he will not seek a move away from the club during the January transfer window.

The Belgian has mustered just 77 minutes of league action so far this term, but scored two goals in his three League Cup appearances.