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Coufal staying at Slavia amid Premier League interest

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Vladimir Coufal entered the final week of his contract and was linked with Brighton & Hove Albion, Southampton and West Ham United. 

Slavia Prage were frantically trying to hold on to Vladimir Coufal as Premier League clubs looked to sign him on a free transfer.

The Czech international had garnered interest from English top-flight trio, Brighton & Hove Albion, Southampton and West Ham United

It was the Hammers who were leading the race for his signature. With Pablo Zabaleta gone, David Moyes needed a new right-back at the club

They already have his former Slavia teammate, Tomas Soucek, on their books to entice Coufal.

However, it seems that the Czech international will continue to ply his trade at beloved Slavia. The right-back signed a new four-year deal and vowed his allegiance to the club. 

“It’s clear to me, I want to stay with Slavia for the next four years,” Coufal tells Idnes.

“When they want to get rid of me, I’ll go. But I’m very happy here and I will never run anywhere.”

“Slavia has placed great trust in me and I will do everything to be as successful as in these last two years. I am willing to do practically anything for Slavia.”