Wolves target Michail Antonio could be leaving West Ham United, with the striker having now opened exit talks with the club.
The 32-year-old could be on the move in the coming days, with West Ham open to offloading him.
Antonio has previously been West Ham’s undisputed number nine.
But last summer, the club brought in Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo. And the Italian is making regular minutes a tricky task for the Jamaican.
Recently, West Ham brought in Danny Ings from Aston Villa.
Ings has actually already suffered an injury. But it’s still more competition for Antonio.
The star was recently linked with a move to Wolves, with it being suggested Julen Lopetegui is a fan of his.
It was then claimed that Wolves had made a loan enquiry.
And Antonio has now said that he has spoken with the club about a potential exit this month. He said on the Footballer’s Football podcast: “Honestly, I’ve not ruled anything out. That’s all I can say. Nothing has been ruled out. There are talks, so whatever happens, happens.
“There’s definitely talks happening. I can’t say anything else.”
Antonio has maintained that he just wants to play regular football.
Wolves, of course, have already brought in Matheus Cunha this January.
But the Brazilian is not really an out-and-out striker, so it’s not out of the question we could be seeing the club make a swoop for someone else.
Wolves target Michail Antonio sounds like he’ll be leaving West Ham
So Antonio has now said he is actually talking to West Ham about leaving.
This follows him saying that he wants to be playing and that he doesn’t really like rotation.
It remains to be seen if Wolves will come in for the £85,000-a-week star, who is West Ham’s all-time top scorer in the Premier League with 58.
Listening to Antonio speak on the podcast, he at one point starts to reflect on his achievements at the club. He then becomes fairly neutral with it, suggesting there’s kind of an equal chance of him staying and leaving.
It will be a situation to keep an eye on for sure.