Hammers start wanted

West Ham United

West Ham face another battle to keep hold of a star player as Michail Antonio is wanted by Chelsea, according to reports.

The former Nottingham Forest wideman has been in blistering form all season and also shone when the Hammers beat Chelsea in the EFL Cup back in October.

The 26-year-old has netted eight goals this season from a variety of positions which makes him the club’s top scorer, so Slaven Bilic will be keen to keep hold of him.

With a contract that runs until 2020, the Hammers will not be forced into letting him go unless Chelsea come up with a ridiculous offer for a player who cost just over £8m in the summer of 2015.

Bilic will be concentrating on keeping the likes of Antonio and Dimitri Payet at the club as well as adding new players while the transfer window is open this month.