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​Antonio rejects opening contract offer from West Ham

Michail Antonio's talks over a new West Ham contract are at a standstill after he rejected their first offer, according to Sky Sports.

It is understood the 27-year-old is frustrated that he has not been offered parity with the club's other top stars having established himself as a key player for Slaven Bilic.

Sky Sports News HQ has been told that Antonio feels he is being penalised for having come from a Championship club, having signed from Nottingham Forest in 2015.

It is understood that renewed talks will not take place for the foreseeable future but Antonio is happy at the Hammers and is keen to stay - and boss Slaven Bilic says the club will offer him fresh terms in the summer.

Ian Ferris
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