Report: West Ham United could complete £5m deal for Norwich City defender Martin Olsson soon

Norwich's Martin Olsson with manager Alex Neil before the match

West Ham United have already had one bid turned down for Norwich City defender Martin Olsson.

Norwich's Martin Olsson with manager Alex Neil before the match

According to a report in the Daily Mail, West Ham United could complete a deal for Norwich City defender Martin Olsson before the end of the week.

West Ham are desperate to land a new left-back, following an injury that Aaron Cresswell picked up over pre-season.

Cresswell is set to miss the opening few months of the campaign, leaving Slaven Bilic’s options short on the left hand side of his defence.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Swansea City's Leroy Fer

West Ham have been linked with a host of targets - including Manchester United’s Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs.

However, they seem to have made Olsson their top target, and a deal could go through soon.

Norwich have already rejected a £3 million bid for Olsson, but the Mail suggest a repeat offer could be made.

Norwich's Martin Olsson in action with Manchester United's Juan Mata

West Ham are said to be willing to pay £5 million for the Swedish international, which could be enough to persuade Norwich to sell up.

West Ham start their Premier League campaign in two weeks’ time, with a match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Norwich's Martin Olsson in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Tom Lees

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