Could impending exit of Chelsea defender Filipe Luis be bad news for West Ham's hope of keeping Aaron Cresswell?

West Ham United's resolve to keep their Player of the Year Aaron Creswell could be tested if Chelsea full-back Filipe Luis returns to Atletico Madrid.

Brazilian left-back Luis is believed to be desperate to leave Premier League champions Chelsea this summer after playing just 15 games since signing from Atletico Madrid for nearly £16 million a year ago.

The defender won the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge but, according to Marca, is still keen to head back to the Spanish capital where he played 127 games for Atleti.

The paper claims the 29-year-old is adamant he wants to sign the ‘last big contract of his playing career’ at the Vicente Calderon.

And that could be bad news for Chelsea's London rivals West Ham, who may now have to fight off renewed interest in one of their prized assets should the move go through.

That's because both Chelsea and Manchester City are, according to the likes of the Daily Mail, reportedly chasing 25-year-old left-back Cresswell who has been a revelation in his first season at Upton Park.

Cresswell was an ever-present for the Hammers last season and scooped a hat-trick of club awards including the coveted Hammer of the Year, Player's Player and Signing of the Season.

The Liverpudlian's style has been likened to former Blues hero Ashley Cole, the man Cresswell recently admitted he looked up to as an emerging talent on Merseyside.

Figures as great as £20 million have been rumoured and West Ham's resolve could well be tested given they only spent around £3 million on his signing from Ipswich Town.

The homegrown player quota for Premier League sides is also thought to be a major factor in City and Chelsea's reported pursuit of the diminutive Englishman.

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