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Michail Antonio unsure over new West Ham contract

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Michail Antonio of West Ham United scores a goal which is later dissalowed for offside during the Premier League match be
Image: Michail Antonio refused to confirm whether he will sign a new contract at West Ham

Michail Antonio is unsure whether he will sign a new contract at West Ham, but insists his head has not been turned.

Antonio has been exceptional for the Hammers since joining from Nottingham Forest for £7m in September 2015 and was rewarded with an improved four-year deal by the club last July.

Reports in the national press have linked him with a move to Premier League leaders Chelsea, but Sky sources understand West Ham have no intention of selling the 26-year-old winger.

Sky sources also understand Antonio will be offered fresh terms in the summer if he continues his good form into the second half of the season, having scored eight goals this campaign.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Michail Antonio of West Ham United heads the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bour
Image: Antonio has scored 17 times in 64 appearances for West Ham

"Right now, nothing is really happening on the contract talks," Antonio told Sky Sports News HQ.

"We'll just see how things go. At the moment my head is not being swayed in any way. I just want to play my football and whatever happens happens.

When asked whether he will sign a new deal, Antonio said: "We'll see."

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Antonio 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 in 2015-16.

He received his first England call-up last 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.

Antonio 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.

He has been a bright point in what has been a turbulent campaign for West Ham - their first at the London Stadium - helping Slaven Bilic's side recover from a dreadful start.

West Ham sit 10th on 32 points after a run of six wins in 10 matches.

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