MX23RW : Tuesday, September 21 00:23:01| >> :60:3039:3039:

How West Ham United could line up with Kurt Zouma, Tammy Abraham

Sports Mole takes a look at how West Ham United could line up with Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma next season.

West Ham United are being tipped to complete a double swoop for Chelsea duo Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham ahead of the 2021-22 season.

The Blues were reportedly prepared to send Zouma to Sevilla as part of a deal for Jules Kounde, but West Ham are now understood to have entered advanced discussions with a player who is supposedly keen to make the switch across London.

Abraham, meanwhile, is reported to be available for £30m after falling out of favour at Chelsea, which could see David Moyes's long and arduous search for attacking reinforcements come to an end.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Hammers could line up with Zouma and Abraham in the ranks next season.


Michail Antonio has done a stellar job holding the fort in the final third while West Ham seek to bolster their attacking ranks, and Abraham will not displace his fellow forward easily but would be expected to start as Moyes's first-choice striker nonetheless.

With any hopes of a permanent deal for Jesse Lingard looking slimmer by the week, Said Benrahama and Jarrod Bowen appear set to man the flanks, while Pablo Fornals should edge out Manuel Lanzini in the creative role.

The Hammers have made it perfectly clear to interested parties that it would take a nine-figure sum to consider sanctioning Declan Rice's sale, and as a result, the 22-year-old ought to continue in Moyes's midfield during their long-awaited European season.

Rice and Czech lynchpin Tomas Soucek will provide a stellar layer of protection to the back four, although West Ham are also reported to have their eye on Spartak Moscow's Alex Kral - a compatriot of Soucek - but he would have his work cut out for him to become an undisputed starter.

Craig Dawson surprised several with his consistent nature in the 2020-21 season, but the 31-year-old would most likely be the one to drop out for Zouma, with left-footer Angelo Ogbonna keeping his place in the rearguard.

Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal are almost untouchable in the wide areas, while new arrival Alphonse Areola will battle the veteran Lukasz Fabianski for the right to wear the gloves, and the Paris Saint-Germain loanee's strong showings at Fulham should help him get the nod.

ID:457578:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect5205:
Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma pictured on May 29, 2021
Read Next:
Zouma 'reluctant to join Sevilla as part of Kounde deal'
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
10Aston Villa52128717
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
14Crystal Palace512258-35
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!