West Ham United do not want to sell Michail Antonio and will keep the versatile attacker at the club this summer, according to Claret and Hugh.
Reports in the mainstream British press yesterday suggested that the Hammers would listen to offers for the 29-year-old, with a switch to Premier League rivals Crystal Palace touted.
However, trusted West Ham source Claret and Hugh has stated that this is not the case and that Antonio will be staying at the London Stadium.
The former Nottingham Forest wideman has had an up-and-down time of it in London, with last season a frustration due to debilitating injuries.
However, Antonio has shown in the past that he can be a devastating player for West Ham, with his pace and eye for goal keep elements to the team’s attack.
The report suggests that new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini rates the versatile forward highly and expects him to be available for the club’s Premier League opener against Liverpool in August.
West Ham have been linked with a number of other attacking midfielders this summer, with Lazio’s Felipe Anderson and PSG’s Javier Pastore the names most-commonly stated.