Last Updated: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:02
Fulham, Southampton and West Brom are tracking Ipswich Town's highly-rated left back Aaron Cresswell.
The Premier League trio are set to do battle for the signature of the 23-year-old ex-Tranmere Rovers defender in the January transfer window.
Cresswell is having a fine season for Ipswich and has the most assists of any player in the top five leagues in English football, three of which came in the 4-4 draw at Derby last week, a match in which he also scored.
His dead ball delivery has been a big feature of his game this season and his performances look set to spark a bidding war in January, when he will have 18 months left on his contract at Portman Road.
West Brom tried to sign him from Tranmere in 2011 but lost out to Ipswich who were later ordered to pay £240,000 rising to £520,000 by a transfer tribunal.
The Baggies have kept an eye on the Liverpool-born full-back and look set to try again for his signature, but Fulham and Southampton are also ready to offer him a chance to step up to the Premier League.
Tranmere stand to take a 20 per cent cut on any profit Ipswich make on his next move, which could force the asking price up above £4million.
Cresswell said: "It's nice to hear that people might be interested, but I just get my head down and play my football. My agent and others deal with and talk about that, but I honestly didn't hear a thing at all.
"There's not a player out there that wouldn't want to play in the Premier League. It's the same for me and every player at Ipswich. I love it down here though and I just have to keep working hard."
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