By Danny Wright

3rd Dec, 2017 | 6:00pm

Betting latest: Everton joint favourites to make January swoop for West Ham player

Everton are joint favourites with bitter rivals Liverpool to sign West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell in January, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

BetVictor have the two Merseyside clubs priced at 4/1 to complete a swoop for Cresswell, 27, by the time the next transfer window slams shut.

Manchester City (6/1) and Tottenham (8/1) are also in the running to sign the three-times England international.

Cresswell has been ever-present for the Hammers this season, making 15 appearances across all competitions, but his form has not been as good as it has been since arriving in East London with the club occupying the Premier League relegation zone.

The left-back joined West Ham in 2014 from Ipswich and has been a mainstay of the first-team ever since.

Everton are perhaps needing more options at left-back in January.

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Sam Allardyce is likely to try and put his own authority on the Toffees squad after being appointed as manager earlier this week.

With Leighton Baines currently sidelined, right-back Cuco Martina has been filling it at left-back and many believe that he is nowhere near good enough to be playing there.

Liverpool also have holes in their defence and Jurgen Klopp may want to bolster that part of his side in January.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are set to reignite their pursuit of this proven Premier League performer after Ronald Koeman blocked a move for him in the summer.

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