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West Ham still in talks with Czech Republic defender over new contract

West Ham remain in talks with defender Vladimir Coufal over a new contract but a resolution is yet to happen.

The Czech Republic right-back wants to stay at West Ham, but feels let down by their opening offer.

Coufal had a highly impressive debut Premier League campaign last season after joining from Slavia Prague for £5m in October 2020 on a three-year deal.

The 28-year-old made 34 Premier League appearances as David Moyes’ side finished sixth and qualified for the Europa League.

Vladimir Coufal impressed at Euro 2020 for the Czech Republic (PA)

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Coufal continued to impress for the Czech Republic at Euro 2020, contributing two assists as they exceeded expectations to reach the quarter-finals.

It is understood the initial contract extension offered to Coufal is weighted more on appearances and performances rather than a major hike in his basic salary, which has left the player feeling as though the quality of his performances is not being reflected.

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