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Hope remains in Reid talks

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan believes there are still deals to be done with Winston Reid and Ravel Morrison.

Sky Sports revealed in mid-July that fresh terms had been put to highly-rated defender Reid.

The New Zealand international only signed a new deal last summer, but that agreement will take him through to 2015.

With Premier League rivals reported to be closely monitoring his situation, West Ham were eager to ensure that Reid remains at Upton Park.

An initial offer is, however, understood to have been knocked back by the 26-year-old, forcing Sullivan, David Gold and manager Sam Allardyce back to the drawing board.

Sullivan told talkSPORT: \"I think we will get to a deal with Winston.

\"Both balls are in the air with regards to Winston and Ravel but both are players we like very, very much.\"

Morrison, who has entered the final year of his current deal, was allowed to spend the second half of last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers.

He has also been forced under the knife this summer after picking up a groin injury.

Allardyce has claimed that the 21-year-old no longer figures in his plans, but Sullivan hopes a compromise can be reached that suits all parties.

He added: \"Sam has said Ravel is not part of his plans, but we as a board see him as part of our plans.

\"We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract.

\"We do like him and do see him as a long-term part of the club, but we have to agree it with the manager because there is no point signing a player he is not going to play.\"