Ashton talks scheduled

The highly-rated striker had earlier told that he wasnt certain of his Hammers future but still indicated his wish to stay at the Boleyn. 24 year old Ashton has 2 years remaining on his contract and has bagged 11 goals this season on his return from long-term injury.

"As far as I know I'll be at West Ham. The only worry is that the club haven't spoken to me yet so I don't know where I stand," said Ashton.

"Obviously I'd like to speak to the club about my future. I'd just like to know where my future lies. I had to prove myself after spending so long out injured and I feel I've done that now.

"West Ham is the team I play for. I want to talk to the club because I've really enjoyed myself here and that's all I'm really thinking about."

Today a statement appeared on the club website with CEO Scott Duxbury revealing that a new deal is in the offing come Friday.