Hammers facing SEVEN contract issues


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West Ham boss David Moyes will have another big squad rebuilding job on his hands next summer as the board start dealing with the contract extensions or otherwise of several players.

Seven are due to come out of contract next June along with Lucas Paqueta’s possible departureĀ  any rebuild will make decisions on their futures a key element.

Two of theĀ  – Johnson and Coventry – will be on their way as reported earlier.

Lukasz Fabianski, Aaron Cresswell and Oggy may or may not be offered new deals but we believe Vladi Coufal and his agents are currently in talks with the club and no doubt Daniel Kretinsky will have a say as he was reported to have done in the case of Tomas Soucek.

Talks are also in progress on Jarrod Bowen but we have been told that Pablo Fornals has made up his mind to leave.

And of course, dependent on the outcome of the Lucas Paqueta betting probe situation, he too could be on his way to Manchester City.

On top of all this the club will earn nothing from them leaving the board to find the investment for new arrivals unlike this season

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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!"

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