West Ham not interested in selling Michail Antonio – Sky sources
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 03/01/17 9:01pm
West Ham have had no approach for Michail Antonio and the club have no intention of selling the winger, Sky Sports News HQ understands.
A report in The Sun on Tuesday claimed Premier League leaders Chelsea were lining up a bid for the in-form 26-year-old, who has scored eight goals so far this season.
Antonio signed a new four-year contract at West Ham last July and Sky sources understand he will be offered an improved deal next summer if his good form continues into the second half of the season.
He joined West Ham from Nottingham Forest in September 2015 for £7m and enjoyed a superb debut season in the Premier League, scoring eight goals in 26 matches as the Hammers finished in seventh place and secured qualification for the Europa League.
Antonio received his first England call up in September, but did not feature in Sam Allardyce's one, and only, match in charge of the national team - a 1-0 victory away at Slovakia.
He retained his place in the national set-up for the matches against Malta and Slovenia, under then-interim boss Gareth Southgate, but once again did not manage to make an appearance.