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New deals a plenty

Filed: Tuesday, 15th January 2013
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United are still hoping to sign Mo Diame up to a new contract - having already secured Joey O'Brien and Matthais Fanimo on long-term deals in the past 72 hours.

The Senegalese midfielder has been subject to a flurry of transfer speculation in the past few weeks after it was revealed that he has a 3.5million release clause in his existing contract.

West Ham have already made Diame - who only moved to east London last summer - an improved offer, but the 25-year-old is yet to commit his long-term future to the club.

That refusal to sign a new deal has alerted a number of fellow Premier League including Arsenal who, it has been reported, are said to be monitoring the situation. However no offer has been made, according to Sam Allardyce.

"You are always worried about losing players," he said earlier today, "but we have not had a bid from Arsenal for Mo Diame. I can't see where he would fit into their side."

Diame is just one of a string of players Allardyce is looking to secure on a long-term basis as his Premier League squad begins to take shape. Joey O'Brien and youngster Matthais Fanimo both signed new contracts at the weekend - Fanimo for a further two years, and O'Brien for three.

"I am delighted," the Irish full back told whufc.com. "Hopefully I'll have plenty more good times with the club and that's what I'm looking forward to doing now. Since I have come here, things have worked out well from the start."

Meanwhile Carlton Cole and Winston Reid, both of whom are out of contact at West Ham this summer, are also said to be close to landing new deals.

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