Antonio Conte Sees Premier League Rival Chase Chelsea Striker

Conte and Batshuayi
Antonio Conte, left, and Michy Batshuayi at Stamford Bridge, London, January 8. West Ham is interested in taking Batshuayi on loan. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty

West Ham United is interested in taking Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan this month as Slaven Bilic looks to add goals to his team, according to reports.

Batshuayi, who signed for Chelsea in the summer from Marseille, was the subject of interest from West Ham as well, with the London club making a £31 million ($37 million) bid.

The Belgian opted for Stamford Bridge but has been unable to break into Antonio Conte's first team.

According to Sky Sports, West Ham will look to take advantage of the situation by taking Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season.

Bilic's side is 13th in the Premier League, seven points off the relegation zone.