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Report: Rivals Offer Midfielder Long Term Contract

Sebastian Larsson has reportedly been offered a long term contract by West Ham United.

Tim Keeton

After recently being strongly linked with a move for Jack Colback, West Ham United have now set their sights on another soon to be out-of-contract Sunderland midfielder.

According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, West Ham are interested in signing Seb Larsson once his contract with Sunderland expires, with Sam Allardyce's club apparently going as far as offering the Swedish international a long term contract.

The report claims Larsson has yet to make a decision on his future, with the midfielder still mulling over Sunderland's contract offer. Larsson's agent, Per Jonsson, wouldn't comment on West Ham's alleged interest but did confirm that his client was still thinking about where his future lies;

I do not comment on clubs. The only thing I can say is that Sebastian is thinking about the future at the moment.

With Gus Poyet hoping to keep Larsson at the club, the news of a long term contract offer from West Ham could be a blow to the Uruguayan's plans. Should the 28-year-old join West Ham, he will join Phil Bardsley and Craig Gardner, who signed for Stoke and West Brom respectively, in leaving the club, with Carlos Cuellar and Keiren Westwood also confirmed to be leaving once their contracts expire.

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