FIVE clubs chase unhappy Antonio



Michail Antonio  is becoming increasingly unhappy after ClaretandHugh learned that the 25 year old has been refused the opportunity of a loan move.

ClaretandHugh revealed last night that doubts continue to grow around his West Ham future and that the £7 million  wideman could eventually be forced into showdown talks with boss Slaven Bilic.

We have learned exclusively that no less that FIVE Championship approached the club “desperate ” to take the player on loan.

But  manager Bilic mad it clear that he would not allow him to go as “he needs him”  despite not having given him a first team outing apart from a brief appearance at Manchester City.

It was described as “a strange situation” by one top insider who said: ” The manager wouldn’t let him go on loan, as he said he needs him, yet he never gives him a chance. It’s strange.

Five  Championship clubs came in desperate to borrow him so we wait with interest to see if he gets on against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Obviously he’s not entirely happy!”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon