West Ham

West Ham are confident David Moyes will commit to a new long-term contract after Friday talks, Football Insider understands.

The London club’s negotiations with their manager have hit a hurdle after the Everton job suddenly became available in midweek.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider the club have spoken to Moyes in the last 24 hours and he is committed to signing a new contract.

The Scot is pursuing summer transfer targets on behalf of the club and has made progress on a number of fronts.

Moyes is aware he is a firm target for Everton and, as revealed by this site on Wednesday (2nd June), the longstanding chairman Bill Kenwright has been championing his cause.

Moyes came close to returning to Everton in December 2019 before Carlo Ancelotti and remains extremely fond of the club where he spent 11 years.

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One possibility is he could use Everton’s interest as leverage to secure a better deal with West Ham, or increase his powerbase at the club.

Speaking to BBC Sport in May, the Scot confirmed talks over a new deal were “well down the line”.

His current terms were set to expire this summer, although the Hammers are said to hold an optional 12-month extension clause.

However, the club are keen to tie the 58-year-old down to a long-term deal after their impressive 2020-21 season.

West Ham finished sixth in the Premier League and are preparing for a Europa League campaign next season.

In other news, West Ham have joined Everton and Aston Villa in hunt to sign £30million Premier League attacker.