Aaron Cresswell: I'm staying at West Ham despite recent Chelsea speculation

Aaron Cresswell

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell is ignoring speculation over his future.

West Ham left back Aaron Cresswell has told the Daily Mirror that he's happy at Upton Park despite recent speculation about his future.

Cresswell, 25, has gradually made his way up through the league system, impressing with Tranmere Rovers and Ipswich Town before earning his move to West Ham last summer.

The left back has been one of West Ham's best players this season, producing consistent displays, as well as chipping in with goals and assists in a superb first campaign in the Premier League.

His excellent displays have triggered calls for England recognition, whilst recent reports from the Daily Mail have suggested that Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in deals to sign Cresswell this summer.

It's been a meteoric rise for Cresswell, and after just one season at West Ham, he could be on the move again - but West Ham will surely put up a fight to keep him in East London.

Now, Cresswell has told the Daily Mirror that whilst it's nice to be linked with big teams like Chelsea and Manchester City, he is focusing on his career at West Ham.

"Obviously Its nice to see things like that," said Cresswell. "But I have four years left on my West Ham contract and I'm very happy down here."

"I don't read into it or look into stuff like that. I just concentrate on doing my best for West Ham. I have still got four years left on my contract and it's what I'm enjoying at the minute," he added.

Those comments will fill West Ham fans with hope that Cresswell will stay with the club for some time yet - but they will also know that another strong season next term would only ramp up interest in his signature.

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