Report: West Ham United want £25m for Chelsea-linked Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell is reportedly on the radar of Premier League giants Chelsea.

West Ham United will demand as much as £25 million for the services of defender Aaron Cresswell in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that the London will not sell the left-back until their valuation of him can be met.

“The board are not selling anyone unless the deal makes it impossible to say no,” The Sun quotes a club insider as saying. “To get someone like Aaron it would have to be north of £25 million.”

The former Ipswich Town defender has been in impressive form for West Ham so far this season and has been arguably their best player of the 2014-15 campaign.

In 33 Premier League appearances for the Hammers, Cresswell has scored two goals and created 31 chances, and has a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 53%. The 25-year-old has won 27 tackles, 16 dribbles and 46 headers in those games.

Chelsea's interest

According to The Mirror, current Premier League leaders Chelsea are interested in the services of the former Tranmere Rovers star in the summer transfer window.

However, given the price-tag of £25m, one wonders if Blues manager Jose Mourinho will make a move for a player who has been making the headlines for just one season.

Moreover, Cresswell, who joined West Ham from Ipswich in the summer of 2014, himself recently told The Mirror that he is “very happy” at the Boleyn Ground.

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