Report: West Ham believe Manchester United will submit bid for Reece Oxford this week

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted

West Ham are reportedly anticipating a bid from Manchester United for Reece Oxford this week.

England's Reece Oxford celebrates scoring their first goalEngland's Reece Oxford celebrates scoring their first goal

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United are expecting a bid from Manchester United for Reece Oxford - and think the offer may well arrive before the end of the week.

Oxford, 17, was on the books at Tottenham before leaving in 2011, and has been working his way up through the ranks at West Ham ever since.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substitutedWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted

Tipped for a bright future, the teenager can play at both centre back and in holding midfield, and hit the headlines back in August with a stunning performance against Arsenal.

Oxford make his first Premier League start in a London derby at the Emirates Stadium, but showed no signs of being overawed as he dominated the game in front of the back four.

FC Lusitans’ Jose Aguilar and West Ham's Reece Oxford in actionFC Lusitans’ Jose Aguilar and West Ham's Reece Oxford in action

However, question surround Oxford's future in East London, as he has yet to sign a new contract with the club, and Premier League rivals are circling.

The Daily Mail report that whilst Liverpool and Manchester City are keen, Manchester United are prepared to pay more than £10m to sign Oxford this summer - and West Ham are believed to be bracing themselves.

West Ham's Reece Oxford in action with Werder Bremen's Fin BartelsWest Ham's Reece Oxford in action with Werder Bremen's Fin Bartels

It's claimed that West Ham believe a bid from United could be received by the end of the week, as new manager Jose Mourinho looks to make his first signing in the Old Trafford dugout - and that could well be Oxford, with United moving for one of English football's top young players.

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