West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor is on track to be offered a new deal in the summer after seriously impressing since being drafted back into the team.
Taylor’s Upton Park days looked to be numbered when he failed to break into the team until December but since then he has shown outstanding form.
The player is out of contract in June and was thought to be one of those who would be on his way from the club. But he’s been a regular over recent games and insiders have informed us exclusively that he is now all set to be offered a new deal.
His hunger and energy have been remarkable and he was singled out for special praise as a result by the manager Sam Allardyce before the weekend defeat at Everton.
The Oxford-born 32-year-old is likely to be offered a two year deal and FootballDirectNews.com understands he is keen to sign.
However, Joe Cole will definitely be on his way and we have learned that Fulham are interested along with Queens Park Rangers where Harry Redknapp is keen to be reunited with the winger.