West Ham reportedly refusing to sell Antonio to Chelsea

West Ham have told Chelsea that Michail Antonio is not for sale, according to the Daily Mirror.

Antonio, 26, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and speculation about his future has increased after he rejected a new deal at the London Stadium.

The Mirror say West Ham are determined to keep him and are willing to offer to double his wages.

Antonio is reportedly at loggerheads with his club because he is frustrated at being offered lower wages than the Hammers’ January signings Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte.

West Ham are reportedly ready to dramatically increase Antonio’s current wages, which are believed to be around £35,000 a week.

A club source told the newspaper:“With five years left on his current contract Antonio will be going nowhere.

“The board have offered nearly double his current package as he is a valued member of Slaven’s squad, but if it’s not a good enough offer for him then he will have to stay on what he’s on.”

Meanwhile, The Sun reports that Chelsea striker Diego Costa was seen at a meeting with agent Jorge Mendes – increasing speculation over the player’s future.

Costa, who has been linked with a summer move to China, was pictured with Mendes and a group of businessmen in a Knightsbridge restaurant.




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