West Ham United are ready to open new contract talks with Tomas Soucek.
The Hammers are stepping up plans to upgrade Soucek's deal after settling with manager David Moyes on a new contract.
Football Insider says West Ham are now prioritising a new deal for Soucek.
The Czech Republic international has a deal to 2024 and West Ham intend to improve and extend the agreement.
The Irons hope the new arrangement will scare off any potential suitors.