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Hammers stay would suit Neill
02 Jun 2009 - 07:02:10
Australia international Lucas Neill has not ruled out the possibility of staying at West Ham United.
The former Blackburn Rovers defender has rejected the terms of a new contract offer at Upton Park but is hoping talks can be revived.
Neill's agent, Darren Jackson, told Sky Sports News: "The last offer was declined because Lucas didn't feel it reflected his value as a player and captain.
"Negotiations have been amicable and we hope we can still reach an agreement. The door remains open for West Ham and Lucas. Obviously the longer it goes on, the more likely it's not going to happen.
"There's been other interest from clubs in England and in Europe but it's still very early stages. Lucas is hopeful something can be agreed with West Ham."
The 31-year-old Hammers captain has been with the club since January 2007 following his transfer from Blackburn.