West Ham have flatly denied a new report that they are currently in talks to make Michail Antonio one of the club’s top earners.
The Mail on Line reported earlier today that they have held discussions over a new long-term deal with talisman Antonio that would see him climb up their wage structure.
But the one snag in the story is that it’s not true although negotiations could start around Christmas if he retains the inspired central striking role and and remains injury free.
The Irons have no requirement to hold talks with the 30 year old who was in the form of his life when the season resumed of course.
But with a year left on his contract and a two year option attached there is no urgent need to hold talks with a player who looks set to see out his professional career with the Hammers after joining in 2015.
A well placed source told CandH by e mail: “He has a year left and we have a two year option. We’ll review things on him and others at Christmas or the Spring.”