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Hammers deadlocked on midfielder deal

West Ham have made no further progress in talks with Conor Coventry and his advisers that his future lies at the club.

ClaretandHugh first broke the story detailing the problems on October 23 @ https://www.claretandhugh.info/hammers-refuse-to-be-bullied-in-contract-talks/

There are no further talks planned during the remainder of the season and the outcome now looks likely to be a tribunal when a fee will be fixed for him to leave the club.

The Hammers remain determined not to break their pay code at academy and Development Team level which sees the best youngsters earning around £2.5k a week.

The Guardian confirmed our story in a piece yesterday and as things stand the situation is entirely deadlocked between the two sides.

We were told by a very highly placed source by e-mail late last night: “We won’t be moved on this, if there is to be a compromise it will need to come from the other side. 

Pay structures are in place to be respected – break it for one and you have to break it for all. We won’t be doing any more talking on this until the end of the season as things stand.”

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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