Date: 22nd December 2017 at 7:02pm
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West Ham United have emerged as contenders for the signature of Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson, reports Sports Mole.

Manager David Moyes is said to have made the Englishman one of his top transfer targets after the New Year, with the recently appointed Scot keen to bolster both his attacking and defensive options going into the second half of the season.

Mawson, who signed for the Swans in the summer of 2016 from Barnsley, has been the stand-out player in an otherwise poor season for the club, who currently sit three points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Since joining Swansea, Mawson has made 45 top flight appearances and found the net five times, and such has been his form that there have been regular talks of an England call-up.

Mawson has just 18 months remaining on his contract at the Liberty Stadium, and is expected to cost potential suitors in the region of £20 million.