David Gold sends a message to Middlesbrough about Antonio rumours

West Ham's Michail Antonio celebrates scoring their first goal

Middlesbrough have been linked with an £8million move for the West Ham United star.

West Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejected

West Ham United chairman David Gold has taken to social networking site Twitter to tell Middlesbrough that a move for Michail Antonio will not be happening.

This week saw the Sun claim that Middlesbrough have made Antonio a key target in an £8million move this summer.

The winger was in impressive form last season, becoming a key player in Slaven Bilic’s side after a slow start following his move from Nottingham Forest in the summer.

It seems a move will not be happening though, with Gold telling Boro to dream on in his post on Twitter.

While Gold has rubbished the rumours of an exit for Antonio, it will be interesting to see what role he has to play at West Ham next season.

He was something of a surprise star for them last season, with many having predicted he would be a squad player at best when he arrived.

Instead, he became a first-team regular and was a key part of their very successful first year under Bilic.

However, with a big summer transfer window expected from the Hammers, he may not keep that first-team role next season.

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