The Hammers may be without their key left-back for around four months after he picked up a knee problem in pre-season friendly action against Karlsruher following a robust challenge from the German team’s, Grischa Promel.
Cresswell could require surgery to rectify the problem, which might leave him on the sidelines for some time, and although the Irons were already looking at snapping up a new left-sided defender to bolster their ranks, reports claim that they’ve moved away from promising, inexperienced players to those with more know-how due to the blow.
Leeds’ Charlie Taylor and Rico Henry of Walsall may now be overlooked, with Norwich duo Brady and Olsson options.
The pair featured for the Republic of Ireland and Sweden respectively at EURO 2016 this summer.
Brady boosted his reputation with a fine tournament as ROI reached the knockouts, while Olsson, a steady Premier League player, was part of the Scandinavians’ group stage elimination.