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Manuel Lanzini is close to penning a new five-year contract with West Ham United, according to a report which was published by popular Hammers source Claret and Hugh. 

The report added that talks have been ongoing for the past few months and that an agreement is due to be reached in a couple of days.

Should the new contract be signed, West Ham star Lanzini could be set to stay at the London Stadium until he is 31-years-old.

The 26-year-old has been on the books of the East London club since 2016 after he arrived from Al Jazira. He has since gone on to make 75 Premier League appearances for the Hammers and scored 14 goals.

Lanzini was particularly impressive during the 2016-17 season. He went on to make 35 Premier League appearances during that campaign and chipped in with eight goals for West Ham.

His efforts subsequently led to him being selected as the 2016-17 West Ham Players Player of the Year Award recipient.

Last season was a low-point for Lanzini as he suffered an injury while training with the Argentina squad ahead of their World Cup campaign.

Not only did it cause him to miss the World Cup in Russia but it also caused him to miss the vast majority of last season as he went on to make just 10 appearances in all competitions for West ham.

Lanzini will be looking to kick-start his career this season and rediscover the form which saw him become a fan favourite at the London Stadium.

The club have done a good thing by offering him a new contract as he is capable of creating and scoring goals against any side in the top-flight.

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