West Ham are continuing to work on new contracts for Academy players, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.

As has been reported previously, the club are eager to tie down Divin Mubuma to a new deal, with his current contract expiring at the end of the present season.

Our Podcast co-host and club insider Ex has reported exclusively on The West Ham Way Patreon yesterday evening, that Sporting Director Mark Noble has been working on securing the long term services of players within the Academy.

“Divin Mubama is looking to get more first team football and go out on loan with Wycombe, Derby County and Bristol Rovers monitoring the situation,” stated Ex.

“Due to the Antonio news of an injury setback, this has been put on hold as the club desperately try and negotiate his new deal.

“Mubama’s deal runs out this summer so there is more of a pressing need to get this one done.

“Mark Noble has been working tirelessly to get these deals completed and one that he has got over the line seems to be Northern Irish U21 international midfielder Patrick Kelly.

“We can exclusively reveal that he will sign a new deal on Monday. It is also thought that a couple of other academy youngsters are set for professional deals too.”

One of those other players is Calum Marshall, who the club are working hard on securing a new deal for, is also the subject of interest from other clubs on potential loan deals.

“Callum Marshall – who is on the brink of signing a new contract – would be allowed out on loan with the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Oxford, Leyton Orient, Swindon, Doncaster, Stevenage, Swansea and Bristol Rovers all monitoring the situation.”

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