West Ham are reluctant to sell midfielder Tomas Soucek this summer after reports have been hearing offers for him.
Sky sports news understands the 27-year-old remains an integral part of manager David Moyes’ plans.
The Czech international has two years left on his contract with an option for a further year.
Soucek has been a key part of West Ham’s success under Moyes since signing in January 2020, initially on loan from Slavia Prague.
He joined the Hammers permanently in July 2020 for a fee of £15m, on top of the £4m loan fee Slavia had already received.
Soucek made 51 appearances for West Ham in all competitions this season, scoring six goals.
Yarmolenko and Fredericks leave West Ham
West Ham have confirmed the Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko will follow Markus Edel from the London Stadium when his contract expires next month.
The 32-year-old forward never managed to find his feet in David Moyes’ side and is now looking for a new club from June 30.
Yarmolenko joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and has scored 13 goals in 86 games for the club.
His most enduring contribution was also a highly emotional one, when he sent West Ham into the Europa League quarter-finals with an extra-time winner against Sevilla after a break following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Noble had previously announced this season, his 18th at West Ham, would be his last as he plans to retire and the former skipper’s release was officially confirmed when the club released their retained list.
full-back Ryan Fredericks will also leave when his contract expires, as will the veteran goalkeeper David Martin – The 36-year-old has not played for the first-team since January 2020.
West Ham inquire about Lingard on a free transfer
West Ham have made “initial inquiries” into Jesse Lingard’s representatives to sign the Manchester United midfielder on a free transfer.
Lingard’s contract with Manchester United expires this summer.
The England international scored nine goals while on six-month loan at West Ham in the 2020/21 season while Newcastle tried to sign Lingard in the January transfer window.
Earlier this month United’s caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick dismissed criticism from Lingard’s brother after he failed to give the midfielder a send-off from Old Trafford against Brentford.
Newcastle and West Ham both tried to sign Lingard on January deadline but United’s board decided not to approve a transfer.
The striker wants to play regularly in the first team so he can establish himself in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of this year’s World Cup.
Lingard has only started in four games for United this season, last appearing as a substitute in the 3-1 defeat by Arsenal on 23 April.
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