Lincoln City standing firm on asking price for Sean Raggett

Lincoln's Sean Raggett celebrates scoring their first goal

West Ham United recently made a move to sign the defender.

Lincoln's Sean Raggett celebrates scoring their first goalLincoln's Sean Raggett celebrates scoring their first goal

Lincoln City are facing a battle to keep several of their top players this summer, after an impressive campaign at Sincil Bank. One of these players is defender Sean Raggett, who is wanted by West Ham United among others.

The Imps had a brilliant FA Cup run last season and also won the National League to earn promotion back to the Football League.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud in action with Lincoln's Sean RaggettArsenal's Olivier Giroud in action with Lincoln's Sean Raggett

That has seen some of their players catch the eye, with the Daily Mail reporting the Hammers had made a £120,000 bid to sign the 23-year-old this month. Peterborough United and Oxford United are also said to be keen.

But the Imps are not keen to sell, as confirmed by technical director Kevin Cooke today. Speaking to Lincolnshire Live he confirmed the club want Ragget to remain with the club for one more season:

Lincoln City manager Danny CowleyLincoln City manager Danny Cowley

"I know there's a lot of interest in Sean. Whether anything materialises, I don't know.

"[Lincoln manager] Danny [Cowley] has got a very clear idea of what he values him at and we're not prepared to consider any offers below that.

“We don't want him to go anywhere. But we also have to face up to the reality that if the right club comes in with the right offer, we might not get any choice in the matter.

"But for now it is all positive. That right offer hasn't come in for Sean and he is still our player. As I say, we want to keep him because he is a fantastic player."

Lincoln City's Sean Raggett during the media dayLincoln City's Sean Raggett during the media day

The talented defender will no doubt be interested in the move to West Ham. However, after helping Lincoln into the Football League he will also be hoping to have an impact in League Two next season with the club.

West Ham will have to up their initial offer if they are to have any chance of snapping up the talented defender this summer.

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