Enner Valencia discusses West Ham future on Twitter after recent transfer speculation

Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble

West Ham forward Enner Valencia says he is looking forward to next season.

West Ham United forward Enner Valencia has used his Twitter account to play down talk of a move to Chelsea - just a matter of hours after he sparked the speculation himself.

The Ecuadorian burst onto the scene last summer by scoring all of his nation's goals at the 2014 World Cup, and those exploits in front of goal earned him a move to West Ham just weeks after Ecuador's exit.

The former Pachuca forward, 25, has hit five goals and three assists in his debut season at Upton Park, earning plaudits for his pace and work rate - even if his goalscoring record wasn't quite as impressive as many thought it would be at the start of the campaign.

Still, the Daily Mirror recently reported that Chelsea were plotting a summer move to lure Valencia across to West London as Jose Mourinho looks to build on winning the Premier League title this season.

On Monday, Valencia used his official Facebook account to spark rumours of a summer exit by saying; "We are going to see what happens after Copa America, a competition in which I think we (Ecuador) are going to do good things in the group that we have. I have heard of interest from Chelsea, yes; and other teams, but we are going to wait, you have to see what happens. If it is good for me and West Ham, the interest is welcomed," said Valencia.

West Ham would no doubt want to keep Valencia at Upton Park, and have been given something of a boost after Valencia took to Twitter to state that not only has he enjoyed his first season with the Hammers, but he is also looking forward to next term too - suggesting that he intends to stay at West Ham rather than leave the club this summer.

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