West Ham are working hard to negotiate a new contract with teenage midfielder Domingo Quina but could sell him in the summer if a deal is not agreed, according to an insider.
Reliable West Ham news source Claret and Hugh, who have established themselves as a dependable informant on everything surrounding the Hammers, claim that their inside source has rubbished a report from the Daily Mail that suggested the 18-year-old is set to be sold in the January transfer window.
Instead it is stated that Quina and his representatives are currently engaged in contract talks with the Hammers, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2019.
He is reported to be looking for a wage in the region of £25,000-a-week, with the club hoping to tie him down to secure his long term future as they seek a four-year deal.
However the insider says that despite having 18 months left until the end of his current contract, the Hammers may look to avoid losing him for nothing if a new deal has not been agreed upon by the summer of 2018.
Were the two parties still to be at loggerheads, it is stated the club could eye up selling him on at the end of the current campaign, with an £8million asking price set to be placed on his head.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are considering a move for this £20million-rated enforcer after a contract revelation.