Journalist claims PL club will do ‘everything possible’ to avoid selling to Spurs 

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The Daily Star journalist Paul Brown believes that West Ham United will do everything in their power to avoid letting Tomas Soucek join Tottenham.

Tottenham and West Ham have hardly done any transfer dealings over recent decades, with Scott Parker in 2011 (free transfer) being the last player to switch between the two clubs. 

Spurs’ failed bid for the London Stadium has only added to the bad blood between the hierarchies of the two clubs (The Guardian).

Reports have suggested that Tottenham could look to poach Tomas Soucek from the Hammers this summer, with the Czech Republic international said to be on Antonio Conte’s radar (Football.London’s Alasdair Gold).

Football Insider reported last week that the midfielder’s future is up in the air after his talks with West Ham regarding a new contract collapsed. The report claimed that the 27-year-old has been offered to Spurs through his representatives.

However, Brown believes that David Moyes’ men will not let Soucek join their London rivals under any circumstances.

The journalist told GiveMeSport regarding the speculation linking the midfielder to Spurs: “I think West Ham would do everything possible to make sure they don’t sell any players to Spurs this window, which is something that has been historically the way between the two clubs.”

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Although I do expect Spurs to sign a central midfielder this summer to replace Harry Winks, I do not think the position will be considered a priority to address by Conte. I also do not think Soucek would start for us ahead of the likes of Oliver Skipp, Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

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