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Ashton impasse: no deal yet

Filed: Monday, 19th May 2008
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have scheduled a second set of talks with striker Dean Ashton after failing to agree new contract terms.

The two parties met last Friday in order to open discussions with view to an extension of Ashton's current contract, which is due to expire in 2010.

However neither side were able to provide an amicable solution on an extended deal, meaning discussions will reconvene in a fortnight's time as both parties continue to attempt to thrash out a deal.

United CEO Scott Duxbury tried to put some positive spin on the news when he told whufc.com:

"We had a very productive meeting. Dean wants to stay and we want him to stay.

"We are committed to finding agreement on a new long-term contract."

* News of Tottenham's interest in the 24-year-old hitman appears to have been little more than rumour-mongering.

Despite stories appearing in the weekend's tabloids to that effect - coincidentally on the same weekend as Ashton's contract talks took place - Tottenham are not currently thought to be interested in the Swindon born striker.

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