Report: West Ham talks with PL star stall, player wants £70,000-a-week
By Harvey Byrne
West Ham’s talks with star Michail Antonio have stalled, according to a report.
The Guardian has claimed that the Hammers have stalled on talks with the 27-year-old who still has three years left on his current deal with the player holding out for a salary of £70,000-a-week.
The report details that the pacey attacker has rejected the latest offer from the east London club despite Slaven Bilic previously confirming that West Ham would offer their key player new terms in the summer.
It is also reported that the player brought in from Nottingham Forest for £7million in the summer of 2015 believes the offer is way below his market value given his performances for the club this season.
Meanwhile, it is also stated that rivals Chelsea are among the clubs interested in signing the talented Englishman, but no official aproaches have been made at this stage.
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Losing another key player like Antonio would be a huge blow to West Ham after selling star Dimitri Payet in the winter window.
The fleet-footed right-winger is currently top of the Hammers goal charts with nine from 29 league appearances this season and he has also returned five assists.
The player has however been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, but fans will be hoping he lines up again in a West Ham shirt in the next campaign.
In other West Ham news, Slavisa Jokanovic has delivered an emphatic response to the Hammers’ reported interest.