Manchester City have set their sights on West Ham's left back, Aaron Cresswell. The Englishman has had an outstanding season and has arguably been the best player in the Premier League in his position. Manuel Pellegrini's men see him as the ideal replacement for Gaël Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov, who are both expected to depart at the end of the season.

Cresswell signed for the Hammers for £3 million from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2014 and has hit the ground running. His ability to get forward and join in with attacks as well as being defensively superb has seen him become a huge fans' favourite at Upton Park.

He is widely tipped to win the club's Player of the Year award and Manchester City, along with other clubs, recognise his qualities.

The 25-year-old has also been talked about as an England player during the course of the season, and he could be included in Roy Hodgson's next squad announcement coming up in the next couple of weeks. Cresswell still has four years remaining on his contract, but West Ham are looking to offer him an improved deal to fend off interest from other big clubs.

It is very likely that City will make enquiries for his services, so the Claret and Blues will be making a huge profit on his services in what could prove to be very astute business on their part. With the home-grown rules about to be implemented in the coming seasons, Manchester City will also want to bolster their English talent and are expected to bid around £12 million for him. 

He has started all 28 Premier League games, scoring one goal in the process, and is one of the signings of the season.

He's adapted to life in England's top division like a duck to water, and he has a lot to look forward to in his career, judging by this season's progression.

Whether Sam Allardyce's men can keep hold of their prized asset is another question but many fans of the club will certainly be hoping the club can retain his services for a few more years. It's no surprise that a lot of clubs in the league are following him closely with rumours suggesting Arsenal and Liverpool are in the mix.