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Winston Reid has signed a new long-term contract with West Ham, the Premier League side have announced.

Winston Reid has finally committed to the Hammers. Credit: PA

The New Zealand international, who had been liked with a move away from Upton Park in recent months, has put pen to paper on a six-and-a-half-year deal, which commits him to the Hammers until the summer of 2021.

It comes two days after after Sam Allardyce jokingly threatened to torture the defender with cocktail sticks in order to speed negotiations up.

Reid's contract had been due to expire at the end of the season, but he joins Mark Noble and James Tomkins in signing new deals.

"West Ham United are delighted to confirm that Winston Reid has signed a new six-and-a-half year contract with the Club," a statement on the Hammers' website read.

Reid said: "It's one of those things that took a bit of time, but we got there in the end and I'm very happy to be here for the next part of my career. I'm looking forward to it.


Allardyce jokes about torturing West Ham defender

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists Winston Reid is no closer to agreeing a new contract with the club, and has even joked about torturing the defender in order to speed things up.

Big Sam was in a lighthearted mood on Tuesday. Credit: PA

Reid, whose current deal expires in the summer, has refused to sign a new deal at Upton Park but reports on Monday suggested the defender had decided to stay with the Hammers.

Allardyce, however, maintains the 26-year-old is still considering his options and is yet to make any indication where his future lies.

Speaking to the media ahead of West Ham's match with Chelsea, Big Sam said:

Winston has an exceptionally good offer on the table. But he won't make a decision to reject it and say, 'no I am not staying' or 'yes, I will take it and I will stay'. We cannot get a decision out of him.

Unless we torture him - we could do cocktail sticks under the nails or ring up (lead character of television series '24') Jack Bauer and I'm sure he could get the answer out of him.

– West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Noble pens long-term West Ham deal

Noble has signed on until 2020. Credit: PA

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has signed a new long-term contract, the Barclays Premier League side have announced.

The 27-year-old vice-captain has put pen to paper on a deal which will tie him to the club until the summer of 2020.

Noble, who joined West Ham as a 13-year-old in 2000, made his first-team debut four years later and has chalked up 310 appearances for the club.

"I'm obviously over the moon because it takes me until I'm 33," Noble said on the club's official website.

"I'm very happy with the contract and very grateful to the chairmen for giving me it and I'm looking forward to the next five years.

"I love playing football and I love playing for the Club so to be rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year contract is fantastic."


West Ham close in Brazilian forward

Nene previously played for PSG. Credit: PA

West Ham are set to sign Brazilian forward Nene on a free transfer, after the PSG man had a medical at the club.

Nene is currently without a club after leaving Qatar outfit Al-Gharafa and will be a useful addition to Sam Allardyce's squad after Andy Carroll was ruled out with injury.

West Brom vs West Ham line-ups

West Brom take on fellow Premier League side West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup this lunchtime (12.45pm kick-off). Here are the starting teams:

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