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 bids during the summer transfer window, with Saudi Arabian club Al Ettifaq showing the greatest interest.
Antonio finally stayed at West Ham and has enjoyed a terrific start to the current 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.
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 might still look for a new striker in January, according to Football Insider on Monday (18 September).
The Irons failed to sign Hugo Ekitike and Yuri Alberto during the summer transfer window.
Moyes’ men face Backa Topola in the Europa League on Thursday (21 September), having collected 10 points from their opening five games.
In other news, West Ham has stated that they will accept a “huge” offer for their top player.