Report: West Ham and Oxford far apart over new contract

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic before the game

The youngster was a breakout star under Slaven Bilic last season.

West Ham's Reece Oxford on the substitutes benchWest Ham's Reece Oxford on the substitutes bench

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United and Reece Oxford are currently far apart over negotiations about a new contract for the midfielder.

The youngster was a breakout star for the Hammers last season when Slaven Bilic handed him a surprise debut in the opening day win over Arsenal.

He fell out of contention as the campaign went on but there is great expectation that he will be a future star for the club.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku in action with West Ham's Reece OxfordEverton's Romelu Lukaku in action with West Ham's Reece Oxford

He has been linked with an exit this summer, with the Sun reporting that Manchester City and Manchester United are both interested in signing the player.

He has two years remaining on his current deal with the club, which is very dangerous in modern football.

And in news that will as worrying to West Ham fans, Sky Sports now reports that the two parties are currently far apart over a new deal.

Tottenham's Nathan Oduwa (L) in action against West Ham's Reece OxfordTottenham's Nathan Oduwa (L) in action against West Ham's Reece Oxford

They report that there is no movement in the situation, with the Hammers not intending to offer him a new contract at this moment in time.

Of course that could change should any clubs look to lure him away from the London Stadium at any point.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substitutedWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted

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