Manchester City are said to be tracking West Ham’s teenage pro the digy Reece Oxford with a view of making a move for the player in the near future, according to The Sun.
The report claims that City scouts have been at West Ham’s three previous under-21 games to keep an eye on the young defender, though the likes of Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all said to be monitoring his progression as they look to add to their own home grown quota.
Oxford still has two years remaining on his current deal with the Hammers, and manager Slaven Bilic is said to be desperate to get him to commit his future to the East Londoners.
However, City are getting ready to test their resolve with a bid to prize him away from Upton Park.
Oxford made his league debut on the opening day of the season in the 2-0 win over Arsenal, but became the club’s youngest ever player at 16 years and 198 days when West Ham took on FC Lusitanos in the Europa League qualifying round.
He has since made just two more league appearances, though a number of Championship clubs are looking to snap him up on loan.
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