West Ham: £40.5m star 'might leave' after Moyes bust-up at London Stadium

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West Ham United star Tomas Soucek ‘might leave’ the London Stadium after a potential bust-up with boss David Moyes, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

Soucek has made 105 appearances since heading to east London, scoring 19 goals in the process, but it appears his days on the Hammers’ books could be numbered.

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What’s the latest news involving Soucek?

According to The Sun, Soucek’s West Ham future is in doubt after failing to reach an agreement over a new contract.

The report suggests the 52-cap Czech Republic international could be sold if bids in the region of £30million are tabled, leading to interest from Premier League rivals Everton, Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

Soucek’s current deal – which is worth £47,000-per-week – has two years left to run and West Ham were hoping to tie him down to a fresh long-term contract.

But internal discussions were put on hold at the behest of Hammers chief Moyes during the final weeks of last season.

Soucek, who is valued at £40.5million by Transfermarkt, has reportedly had a falling out with the Scotsman after hoping to secure a pay increase during negotiations.

What has Paul Brown said about Soucek?

Brown has been unable to confirm whether tensions have been rising between Moyes and Soucek.

However, the journalist feels there is a strong possibility that the 27-year-old central midfielder will seal his West Ham exit ahead of the September 1 transfer deadline.

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Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “There was talk a couple of weeks ago that he’d fallen out with the manager.

“That’s never been confirmed by anyone at West Ham, but it does seem like Soucek might leave this window.”

Have West Ham been looking for replacements?

It became clear that Moyes was aiming to improve his central midfield options when Kalvin Phillips and James Ward-Prowse were identified as targets before the 2021/22 campaign had reached its conclusion.

While neither of those moves have come to fruition, West Ham have completed the £12million signing of Swansea City’s Flynn Downes.

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It comes after the Hammers were unsuccessful with a £19.5million bid for 20-year-old Lille ace Amadou Onana earlier this week.

However, following the retirement of club captain Mark Noble and Alex Kral’s return to Spartak Moscow after a season-long loan in east London, it is unclear as to whether Moyes is targeting central midfielders as a replacement for Soucek or simply to add strength in depth.

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