Alexander Buttner's agent confirms Premier League interest, Slaven Bilic previously wanted him at Besiktas

Alexander Buttner - Manchester United

The Dutchman is being considered as a replacement for the injured Aaron Cresswell.

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West Ham United are currently on the hunt for a new left-back after an injury setback to first-team regular Aaron Cresswell.

He has suffered a knee problem which looks likely to rule him out of action for the next three to four months and Slaven Bilic is therefore significantly weakened in that position.

Plenty of names have already been mentioned as potential targets – including former Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner.

Alexander Buttner - Manchester UnitedAlexander Buttner at Manchester United

The Dutchman is currently with Dinamo Moscow in Russia but spent the second half of last season on loan at Belgian giants Anderlecht.

His agent Aleksandar Bursac is now quoted by Fox Sports as having this to say about his future.

He confirmed a Premier League club was interested in his client but would not confirm whether it was West Ham:

Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamAaron Cresswell celebrates scoring the second goal for West Ham

"Now the question is whether this club goes through with the capture or they choose a different option."

The report also claims that West Ham boss Bilic is already a fan of Buttner. He reportedly attempted to sign him whilst manager of Turkish side Besiktas.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Buttner may not be the most inspiring of signatures but he is a solid left-back with Premier League experience.

It will be interesting to see how this rumour pans out.

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