West Ham trio to be offered new contracts

Lucas Neill, Robert Green and Matthew Upton are to be offered new contracts to remain at West Ham.

Lucas Neill, Robert Green and Matthew Upton are to be offered new contracts to remain at West Ham.

Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola confirmed that the trio are required players and the club will do everything they can to keep them.

The news comes just after midfielder Scott Parker pledged his commitment to the club recently.

"There are players that have been very important this season – people like Matthew Upson, Robert Green, Scott Parker and Lucas Neill,” Zola told the East London Advertiser.

“They are the core of this team and I believe they can be the core of this team for a long time. The club know this and are offering them contracts.

“It is good for stability.

“They are positive players and will help us to build something important. The idea is to make a blend of experienced players and young talented players to mix together and perform."