JUST IN: West Ham has begun contract negotiations with their important key player.

West Ham have begun contract discussions with striker Michail Antonio, according to Football Insider.

The 33-year-old’s current contract expires in June 2024, with the Irons having the option to extend his stay for another year.

However, Antonio is negotiating a brand new contract at the London Stadium. The Jamaica international was the subject of offers during the summer transfer window, with Saudi Arabian club Al Ettifaq showing the most interest.

Antonio finally stayed at West Ham and has had a terrific start to the new season as David Moyes’ first-choice striker.

He is still an important component of the Irons’ future ambitions as they prepare for another season in Europe.

This season, the experienced forward has two goals in five games.

Antonio is the Irons’ all-time leading goal scorer in Premier League history, with 63 goals in 233 games.

Between 2019 and 2022, he scored 10 league goals in three consecutive seasons.

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Danny Ings is Moyes’ reserve striker after the big-money departure of Gianluca Scamacca to Atalanta in the summer window.

Despite their good start to the new season, West Ham could still look for a new striker in January, according to Football Insider on Monday (18 September).

The veteran forwarThe Irons failed with moves for Hugo Ekitike and Yuri Alberto in the summer window. Moyes’ side, who have picked up 10 points from their first five fixtures, face Backa Topola in the Europa League on Thursday (21 September). In other news, West Ham stance on accepting “huge” offer for star man.

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