West Ham could make a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero this summer, according to Football.London.
The 37-year-old Argentine is set to be released from Stamford Bridge, and could meet the Hammers’ requirements for an experienced back-up to Lukasz Fabianski next term.
Caballero played under Manuel Pellegrini at both Malaga and Manchester City, and it is understood that the Chilean could be keen on a reunion during the current transfer window.
This would be an ideal move for West Ham. Fabianski has been, hands down, their player of the season, and replacing him would be lunacy, but with Adrian likely to leave the club this summer, bringing in a back-up is imperative. It makes a lot of sense to opt for a player like Caballero – a dependable old head happy to sit on the bench most weeks – and the fact that he and Pellegrini know each other so well surely bodes well for this move coming to fruition. Caballero is already based in London, but is unlikely be retained by Chelsea, and it would be the most convenient and logical solution for both the player and the Hammers if he were to sign on a short term deal to act as cover for the big Pole. There would still be a long way to go to get this one over the line, but it really would be a match made in heaven.