Chelsea made an attempt to sign Mohammed Kudus before he completed a move to West Ham United in the last window.

That’s according to the 23-year-old’s agent, Jennifer Mendelewitsch, who made this claim during RMC Sport’s show, Génération After.

Kudus sealed a move to West Ham from Ajax in the last week of the summer window and prior to that he had held talks with Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino over a move to Stamford Bridge.

The attacking midfielder’s representative revealed that there was an agreement in place with the Blues and explained why the deal didn’t go through.

“We reached an agreement with Chelsea, we agreed contractually with Chelsea but the deal was not done. He spoke with the coach but in the end, it didn’t happen because Chelsea made a ridiculous offer to Ajax,” she said.

According to RMC Sport, Chelsea’s offer was between €15m and €20m, and this clearly didn’t please the Dutch club.

The agent claims the West London club, who never returned with an improved offer, tried this tactic to sign a few other players in the last window.

“There was no counter-offer behind it. Chelsea did this to plenty of players this summer with very low offers to clubs knowing they wouldn’t be accepted. The truth is that they were completely caught up in the transfer of [Moisés] Caicedo, which was taking up all their energy,” Mendelewitsch explained.

West Ham will certainly be pleased that Chelsea failed to take Kudus. He’s made a good impression so far under David Moyes this season, scoring two goals from eight games.