Chelsea have joined the race for West Ham United left-back Aaron Cresswell and will look to beat Arsenal and Manchester City to the Englishman’s signature if Filipe Luis leaves this summer, according to ESPN FC.
Creswell has impressed in the Premier League this season, following his move from Ipswich last summer in a deal worth around £4 million, and he could be set for a move to one of English football’s elite sides for a fee in excess of £15 million just 12 months later.
West Ham are keen to keep their star defender, who penned a five-year contract last July, and are considering offering him a new deal to try and fend off interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and City.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for Cresswell, while City are also keeping tabs, but Chelsea look to be favourites to sign the 25 year old if Luis leaves Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho has identified the Hammers man as an ideal replacement for the Brazilian should he return to Atletico Madrid after just one year, and Cresswell could battle Cesar Azpilicueta for the starting role on the left side of the Chelsea defence with a move across London.
Cresswell has played in all 31 of West Ham’s Premier League games this year and has even been linked with an England call-up after showing an impressive level of consistency throughout the campaign.
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