By Alex Stevens
West Ham want to do a loan deal for Manchester United’s defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have reported that the young 19-year-old defender is one of a number of options The Hammers are considering as they try and find cover for left-back Aaron Cresswell.
The Hammers revealed on their official website the extent of the damage suffered by Cresswell in a pre-season victory over German side Karlsruher.
Stijn Vandenbroucke, medical chief at West Ham, said: “Whatever course of action we decide to take, Aaron faces a period of rest, followed by treatment and rehabilitation and he will be out for a period of between three and four months.”
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson impressed for Manchester United last season, but was limited to 10 Premier League appearances, and just six starts, under Louis van Gaal.
However, he has been told that he is not in new manager Jose Mourinho’s plans for the 2016/17 season, and would be available if he wants to join The Hammers in search of first team football.
Sky Sports had reported that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has already had a bid of £7m rejected by Hull for Scotland left-back Andrew Robertson.
Robertson, 22, was instrumental in Hull’s promotion campaign last season, making 52 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing five assists from his left-back position.
The youngster also has experience in the Premier League and the nine-time Scotland international has totalled 36 appearances in England’s top-flight, where he has scored three goals and provided six assists.
In other West Ham transfer news, they have entered the race for £15m Real Madrid star Jese Rodriguez.