Andy Carroll is wanted by Antonio Conte as an alternative to Alvaro Morata with Michy Batshuayi failing to fire.
Carroll’s move to Chelsea is still on with the Blues looking to sign the England international on loan.
West Ham would be reluctant to part with the 29-year-old, who has had an upshot in form under new Hammers boss David Moyes.
The former Liverpool and Newcastle forward has had multiple injury issues in the last few years and has been out of West Ham’s last two games with a knock.
Sevilla are front-runners to sign Batshuayi on loan but the Blues are seeking a replacement before sanctioning the switch.