Hammers still want Benayoun
By Uzi Dann
West Ham is interested in retaining Yossi Benayoun, the team' told the midfielder at a meeting yesterday. Benayoun has two years left on his contract with the club.
The Hammers offered Benayoun a five-year contract with a significant raise. The midfielder and his agent Ronen Katzav are leaning toward accepting the offer. The two sides are set to meet again next week.
Several English clubs including Tottenham, Portsmouth and Newcastle have expressed interest in Benayoun, but since he is under contract, none have conducted negotiations with him.
I say what i say, and i say a loan is in the works