In a continuous bid to strengthen his squad towards the coming season, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly planning on bring West Ham United left back, Aaron Cresswell, to the club. The defender’s brilliant performances this season, have earned him applause as one of the best defenders so far in the Epl in the ongoing season. West Ham are unwilling to let him go, as even club’s coach Sam Allardyce discarded the bids as all rumours. He said
“Nobody has bid for Aaron Cresswell. It is pure speculation and rumours, It is just to fill the large media space that is around at this time of year. Someone will have whispered in someone’s ears that a club wants him and it goes from there”
Big Sam’s words might just be coming in order to detract suitors. Because the Hammers reportedly informed Chelsea that any move for Cresswell would cost a minimum £25m, as this is the buy-out clause of the player who is only in his debut season in the top-flight division. The 25-year old, who joined the club from Ipswich for £2 million, has four years left on his contract at the club.
However, the special one is likely to bring in the player as a replacement for under-performing Brazilian Luis Felipe. The former Atletico defender’s performance this season has been far from impressive, and he isn’t being afforded a second chance as he is likely to leave the club, probably returning to Atletico. He has only started seven times in the league this season.
Manchester city have also shown interests in Aaron Cresswell. The defender has started all 33 Premier League games, scoring 2 goals and assisting 4 times. His defensive solid presence has also been constant all through, and if Chelsea decides to table £25 million (despite financial fair play issues), the yet-to-be-capped English player will be in Stamford bridge next summer. The European home-grown quotas will also be filled in the process.