David Moyes is determined to keep playmaker Manuel Lanzini at the London Stadium, despite reports of Tottenham interest.

The 24-year old, who originally joined West Ham on loan from UAE club Al Jazira in 2015 before signing permanently the following year, has attracted attention since joining the Hammers.

Since arriving in London, Lanzini has directly contributed to 20 Premier League goals through scoring and assisting, scoring in both of his Premier League appearances at White Hart Lane.

With Spurs having won just once in their last five games, Mauricio Pochettino could be tempted into exploring options in January, something which he has yet to do as Tottenham manager.

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It is believed that Pochettino is a big admirer of the Argentine attacker, and with Ross Barkley seemingly favouring Chelsea, Spurs may be hoping Lanzini will be willing to jump ship, with West Ham struggling in the relegation zone.

However, David Moyes is reportedly determined to keep the player. Moyes has yet to win a game with the Hammers since replacing Slaven Bilic as manager, and he will rely on Lanzini if West Ham are to beat the drop this season.

Tottenham would have to spend a considerable amount if they are to test West Ham’s resolve, with Lanzini’s contract set to expire in June 2020, leaving the Hammers firmly in the driving seat in regard to transfer negotiations.

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