Manchester City are lining up a shock bid for West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell, according to the Brentwood Gazette.
The 25-year-old has been one of the Hammers’ stand out performers since arriving from Ipswich Town last summer.
And his impressive performances appear to have caught the eye of City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who is thought to be looking to boost his home grown players quota for ahead of next season.
The Brentwood Gazette claim City have been tracking Cresswell for three years and appear to finally be convinced that he’s ready to make the switch to the Premier League champions.
The Hammers are unlikely to want to sell the left-back, though, as they continue to build a side capable of competition in the top six of the Premier League ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium in August 2016.
Cresswell, who cost Sam Allardyce’s Hammers a mere £4million, has played every minute of every game in the Premier League so far this term, scoring one and assisting four.