By Wayne Veysey

9th Mar, 2021 | 5:00pm

Sources: West Ham offering Soucek new contract and big pay hike amid Man United interest

West Ham are set to offer midfield star Thomas Soucek a new and improved contract ahead of the summer window, Football Insider understands.

The Czech colossus has been instrumental in the Irons’ remarkable campaign that has put them in contention for a top-four finish.

Soucek, 26, has a growing army of admirers, including a number of Premier League clubs and top European sides.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider the club are now stepping up their plans to tie the midfielder down to a new deal.

Soucek is not among the highest earners at the London Stadium, with his current deal worth around £40,000-£50,000-a-week.

He is set to be offered a significant pay rise as well as an extension to his current agreement, which expires in 2024.

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Football Insider revealed last month that Man United are among the clubs keeping tabs on Soucek.

He has started all 27 of the club’s Premier League matches and played every minute barring the stoppage time sending-off against Fulham that was subsequently overturned.

The aerially dominant central midfielder has scored eight league goals and tops the West Ham scoring charts.

He has emerged as the most effective penalty box player in the Premier League just over a year after leaving his native Czech Republic.

Soucek initially joined on loan from Slavia Prague in January of last year before signing on a permanent deal last summer for £15million.

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