By Sam Stone

17th Aug, 2022 | 7:48pm

Fabrizio Romano: West Ham United Loan move for Emerson Palmieri not possible

There is no way for Emerson Palmieri to move to West Ham United on loan this summer as the Hammers walk away from a deal to sign the Chelsea left-back according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Sun’s Jack Rosser revealed on Wednesday 17 August (via his personal Twitter account) that West Ham have walked away from a deal for the Italy international.

The Guardian’s Romano has since reported (via his personal Twitter account, 17 August) that a loan move is not likely as of now.

It’s also understood that Chelsea want around £20million for the 28-year-old left-back.

Move on

Yet again, agents and wage demands seem to be getting in the way of West Ham’s attempts to sign a left-back this summer.

Palmieri would’ve been an experienced and reliable addition for the Hammers to make, but ultimately, David Moyes shouldn’t be paying over the odds for a 28-year-old left-back who has failed to make a significant impression at Stamford Bridge.

With Aaron Cresswell’s career entering its latter stages, it makes sense for the West Ham boss to target a younger alternative at left-back to be a long-term solution for the Hammers.

Moyes would’ve got two or three good years out of Palmieri, but ultimately he is not a long-term answer for the Hammers.

A left-back and potentially another central midfielder should be at the top of the West Ham boss’ list at present.

With two weeks left of the window, West Ham fans should certainly expect a busy couple of weeks at the London Stadium.