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United target set to sign new West Ham contract

Reece Oxford has been subject to interest from a selection of England’s top teams.

Hull City U21 v West Ham United U21 - Premier League U21 Cup Final: Second Leg Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

West Ham United defender Reece Oxford looks set to sign a new five-year contract with the Hammers, ending speculation of a move to one of England’s top teams. The 17-year-old had been linked with a transfer to both Manchesters United and City, though instead looks likely to remain at the Olympic Stadium for the foreseeable future. I suppose they’ve got to keep it full somehow.

There's no doubting that Oxford looks like one of England's top young defensive talents at the moment, though after making his first-team breakthrough last season, he's failed to make any league appearances for Slaven Bilić's side so far this season. Perhaps that’s a sign that he’s still a little too raw for regular Premier League football for the time being.

However, he’s certainly one to keep an eye on, and West Ham are sure to be delighted if they really have been able to tie him down for the next few years.