West Ham chairman still hopeful of Winston Reid deal despite reported Tottenham interest

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West Ham co-chairman David Gold says he's hopeful that Winston Reid will sign a new contract with the club.

West Ham United are preparing for their trip to face Southampton tonight, but fans have been celebrating the news that defender James Tomkins has signed a new contract at Upton Park.

The 25-year-old has signed an extension until 2020, but the deal for Tomkins has once again brought up the situation regarding Winston Reid.

The New Zealand international has established himself as one of West Ham's finest players in recent years, but is out of contract at the end of this season.

That means the 26-year-old can leave for free in the summer, and a host of Premier League clubs have been linked with moves to snatch him away from the Hammers.

Arsenal and Liverpool were believed to be leading the race for Reid's signature, according to the Daily Mirror, but recent speculation has suggested that it's Tottenham who will snap Reid up on a free transfer.

Fans will want to see Reid stay at the club, and asked co-chairman David Gold about the situation on Twitter after Tomkins' deal was announced, with Gold still holding out hope that Reid will stay in East London.

The Mirror suggested earlier this month that Reid would sign a contract worth £60,000-a-week with Tottenham, which West Ham may struggle to match.

With Spurs also pushing for a top four place, a move to White Hart Lane could be more appealing to the former Midtjylland defender than staying at Upton Park.

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