Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun has said that there is every chance that he could leave the London club on a permanent basis this summer. The Israeli midfielder spent the last season on loan at Arsenal where he made a huge impact on the club in their efforts to finish in the top three.
However, it is thought that he does not figure in the plans of the Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo. As a result, he is likely to be sold before the end of the transfer window. The Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has also confirmed that he is not sure whether the future of the former Liverpool man lies at Stamford bridge.
The 32-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of the best playmakers in the division, but he has found first-team opportunities limited at Stamford bridge under both Carlo Ancelotti and Andre Villas-Boas. The Portuguese manager immediately sent the Israel midfielder on loan to Arsenal last season. Due to the departure of Cesc Fabregas and the injury to Jack Wilshere, Yossi Benayoun had a number of opportunities to impress at Arsenal, but it is thought that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not decided to sign the player on a permanent basis.
West Ham have emerged as a real destination for the player. Yossi Benayoun is certainly not new to the West Ham environment given that he played for the club before moving to Liverpool a few seasons ago. Yossi Benayoun was a £ 5 million signing from Liverpool two seasons ago.
However, he has had very little first-team opportunities. He has openly admitted that he would like to play more first-team football at this stage in his career. Chelsea have been actively pursuing a lot of attacking talent in the summer transfer window so far.