Report: West Ham desperate to extend Aaron Cresswell's contract

Aaron Cresswell

West Ham are reportedly trying to extend Aaron Cresswell's contract in the face of interest from Manchester City.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham are desperate to extend Aaron Cresswell's contract - less than a year after he signed from Ipswich Town.

The Hammers have been boosted in recent weeks by a number of contract extensions, with James Tomkins, Winston Reid and Mark Noble all committing their futures to the club.

Now though, Sam Allardyce's men are reportedly keen to get left back Cresswell tied down to a new deal after a superb first season at Upton Park, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 25-year-old was snapped up from Ipswich last summer, and has been one of West Ham's standout performers this season, with some even suggesting that he should be called up to the England squad.

Yet those impressive displays in East London have allegedly attracted interest, with the Daily Mirror also adding that Manchester City are monitoring Cresswell as a replacement for the inconsistent Gael Clichy at the end of the season.

Cresswell's contract still has four years left to run having penned a five-year deal last summer, but in a bid to keep him at Upton Park, West Ham want to offer him improved terms.

West Ham can't have envisaged such a situation when they brought Cresswell to the club, but his outstanding performances have triggered interest - and now they must keep him at the club rather than sell him on so quickly.

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