There was cause for concern among West Ham United fans over the weekend.

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As the Hammers slipped to their first back-to-back defeats since the start of the season, new speculation emerged over the future of key midfielder Tomas Soucek.

The hugely influential Czech has been impacted more than any other West Ham player by the absence of midfield partner Declan Rice.

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Soucek has had his wings clipped by West Ham boss David Moyes since Rice was sidelined. As a result the 26-year-old has been less of a goal threat.

But make no mistake the Irons ever-present will come again when it matters most in the push for Europe over the last five games.

And it will be keeping hold of Soucek this summer that will become a concern for West Ham, especially as he goes on the international stage at the Euros.

West Ham fans were understandably worried then when reports emerged from the well-informed The Athletic that Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the Hammer of the Year frontrunner.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino – the report claims – is specifically interested in Soucek to give their small side more height and physical presence.

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Bayern Munich have been linked in the recent past too (TEAMtalk).

And Soucek himself was coy on their interest in an interview with CT Sport.

But there will be relief for West Ham fans today after insiders with links to co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold played down The Athletic‘s report.

Claret and Hugh claim the PSG talk is inaccurate and that no move is on.

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Insiders deny Soucek interest

“We understand quite clearly that there have been no inquiries or contact from the French outfit – or any other club – which at various times have included Bayern Munich and Manchester United over recent weeks,” Claret and Hugh reports.

“There is very little substance to the story at all which has seemingly appeared as a “taster” for the summer window which is closing in on clubs.”

If the counter claim is accurate it will come as a huge relief for West Ham fans.

But the true test will come in the summer, especially if Soucek performs well at the Euros.

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