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West Ham, Villa & Newcastle join Fox hunt

By Graeme Bailey

West HamAston Villa and Newcastle United are all weighing up summer bids for Charlton Athletic full-back Morgan Fox , Goal understands.

The 21-year-old has cemented his place in the Addicks first-team in recent weeks, having made 28 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Fox has usurped previous first-choice left-back Rhoys Wiggins, who has been in and out with injuries, in the defensive pecking order and a number of scouts have checked on his progress, with the youngster the subject of a number of glowing reports.

West Ham signed Aaron Cresswell from Ipswich Town last summer and the Hammers are ready to return to the Football League to acquire another full-back, with Cresswell potentially in line to be sold on this summer.

Ipswich are also eyeing a move for Fox - with the youngster identified as a possible replacement for Tyrone Mings - but he appears to be Premier League-bound, with Villa and Newcastle also heavily scouting the lower leagues in search of potential signings.

Both clubs have been impressed with Fox - who is contracted to Charlton until 2017 - and are now lining up offers for his services.

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