The 17-year-old is rated as one of English football’s most exciting youngsters, earning rave reviews for his dominant performance against Arsenal on the opening day of last season.
Manchester City and Manchester United have both been linked with the prodigious centre-half this summer, although the latter club appear more keen on striking up a transfer deal.
Indeed, London Evening Standard document United’s interest once again, amid news that the Hammers have slapped the England U21 with an £18million price-tag.
And it’s further claimed that Oxford, whose Irons contract expires in summer 2018, is seeking assurances over his role in the first-team squad following James Tomkins’ move to Crystal Palace.
Should manager Slaven Bilic fail to provide them, the youngster could look to force a move to Manchester United.