Chelsea are planning a move for West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell after what has been a sensational season for the full-back following his arrival to the Premier League last summer from Championship side Ipswich, The Evening Standard reports.
For a player playing his first season in the top flight, Cresswell has been remarkably consistent and an ever-present for Sam Allardyce, featuring in every Premier League game this campaign.
According the report, Chelsea’s summer signing Filipe Luis is set to return to Atletico Madrid after failing to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League and Jose Mourinho is eyeing Cresswell as a suitable replacement.
Should he make the horizontal move across London, it is difficult to see the 25-year-old breaking into the starting XI frequently with his position currently occupied by the reliable Cesar Azpilicueta.
Mourinho’s reluctance to destabilise a settled back four is well documented and Cresswell may have to make comprehend whether or not he wants to be used as a squad player at Stamford Bridge.