Hammers set to move on Antonio


West_Ham_Michail_Antonio4_594West Ham starman Michail Antonio will be offered a new £65k a week contract in the summer and told there is no chance of him being allowed to move on.

The team’s awful loss of form over the last four games which has seen them without a win since the beginning of March has raised relegation fears.

But Antonio is contracted to the club until June 2020 and the Irons won’t hesitate to hold him to it and are ready to improve it regardless of the outcome of the season.

Antonio has had a fabulous campaign at a personal level and has broken into the England squad after scoring nine times in 35 appearances.

He could return from a hamstring problem against Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

Winston Reid will be offered a new contract at the end of the season after it emerged he has a buy out clause in his current deal which the club want raised.

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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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