Mohamed Diame has admitted that he is ready to open talks about signing a new contract with the club and dreams of playing in the Olympic Stadium for the Hammers.
The 26-year-old Senegal midfielder joined the Hammers on a free from Wigan Athletic at the beginning of last season and put in a number of impressive performances that had him linked with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window.
But Diame remained at the club and, after much speculation about his Boleyn Ground future, he has revealed his desire to sign an improved deal that will ensure he’s a West Ham player when the club moves in to the Olympic Stadium in 2016.
He told MailOnline: “I imagine myself at the Olympic Stadium but it’s 2016 and I hope to sort my contract as soon as possible to make sure I play there.
“With the transfer window we will start to talk, at the moment we are not talking. I hope it as soon as possible.”
But for now Diame, who has been unusually quiet during the games in which he has featured so far this season, is concentrating fully on the home fixture against Chelsea on Saturday evening and admits he has fond memories of his match performance against the Blues last season.
“Of course, I will always have good memories from the game against Chelsea last season,” he recalled.
“I’m looking forward to do the same but it will be a different game.We didn’t start very well this season but I hope that will change on Saturday. I didn’t start well myself so I’m working hard to improve.
“With the Christmas period coming up we can change our position in the table quickly. We have to be ready.”