The Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun will be joining Chelsea once his loan spell with West Ham comes to an end next week according to the West Ham manager Sam Allardyce.

Chelsea allowed the Israeli midfielder to join the London club in the summer due to the intense competition for places. It was widely expected that Benayoun could be sold in the summer after spending the last season on loan at Arsenal. However, he was unable to seal a transfer before the end of the season. As a result, Chelsea loaned him out for West Ham United. Now, the loan deal set to expire and the midfielder will be returning to Stamford Bridge.

This is the second spell at Upton Park for the midfielder, whose best years at the club were responsible for securing a move to Liverpool. Incidentally, Rafa Benitez was the manager of Liverpool when Benayoun moved to the club. He will be hoping to take advantage of the presence of the Spaniard at Stamford Bridge when he returns to Chelsea. The former Liverpool manager was recently appointed as the successor to Roberto di Matteo, and he has had an impressive run of results in recent weeks. The departure of John obi Mikel and Victor Moses for the African cup of nations will provide Benayoun with enough opportunities.

"Recovering slowly from the with west ham will be finish in few days so disappointed that I didn’t took part in the last games," said the midfielder on his Twitter account. It is expected that he will recover from his injury problems in the next few days, which will enable Chelsea to take advantage of his presence. Benayoun had an incredible partnership with Fernando Torres during his Liverpool days. He will be hoping to strike the same at Chelsea as well.