By Kevin Campbell

2nd Aug, 2021 | 12:00pm

Arsenal told to sign Coufal from West Ham after Sky reveal - pundit

Kevin Campbell admits he would love West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal at Arsenal as negotiations on a new contract stall.

The Gunners icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on the Czech’s future.

As reported by Sky Sports (July 26th), Coufal, 28, is growing frustrated in negotiations over a new Hammers contract.

It is said the initial offer tabled by West Ham does not contain a significant basic wage rise.

The deal is instead heavily weighted on appearance and performance-based incentives.

Coufal had an outstanding debut Premier League campaign after he signed a three year deal with the Hammers last summer.

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Campbell admits he would love Coufal at Arsenal and slammed West Ham’s approach to negotiations.

“Let the party start,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“It’s one of them, isn’t it? It’s a game of chess. It always is with things like this.

“He knows what the other players are earning and the offer they have made to him is obviously derogatory.

“It’s clearly nowhere near what the others are earning and that’s the issue. He had a really good season last year.

“He‘s really good and he deserves to be paid accordingly. I would love him at Arsenal.

Coufal made 34 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers last season and registered seven assists in the Premier League.

He also starred at Euro 2020 with the Czech Republic, making five appearances and chipping in with two assists.

In other news, Sources: West Ham tell pre-season star he is free to leave this week after EFL swoop