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Jack Wilshere might well remain in London with reports that West Ham have promised him that new manager Manuel Pellegrini intends to build his team around him next season.
The former Manchester City manager signed a three-year deal with the Hammers in May after replacing David Moyes as Hammers boss. Moyes kept the club in the top-flight last season but was removed at the end of the 2017-18 campaign after they only finished 13th.
The Premier League title-winner, Pellegrini, is a known admirer of Wilshere, since his days in charge of City, and has made the England midfielder one of his top targets this summer.
According to The Sun, in a bid to convince Wilshere to make the move across London, he has been informed that Pellegrini wants to make him one of his most important players at the London Stadium.
Wilshere, 26, has spent 17 years at the Arsenal but has confirmed that he will be heading for the exit door after Unai Emery could not guarantee him of regular starting place in his new Arsenal team.
West Ham lead the chase to secure his signature and are willing to offer Wilshere a four-year deal worth £130,000-a-week, according to The Sun.
Everton, Newcastle and Premier League new boys Wolves have also expressed interest in striking a deal but Wilshere would rather stay in the capital – mostly due to family reason.