West Ham United are desperate to keep star defender Declan Rice and have tabled a new contract offer, a report claims.
The 19-year-old centre-back broke into the first team last season and has made 36 appearances for the club, but his contract expires in 2020 and his agent is in talks over a new deal.
The Guardian claims Rice turned down a £15,000-a-week offer in the summer – a considerable raise on his existing £3,000 a week, but his agent Neil Fewings is believed to be looking for a basic of around £30,000.
The unrest has though alerted Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton and Wolves, according to the Gambling Times.
Now, according to an exclusive from Goal, the Hammers have offered a huge salary worth over £40k-a-week in an attempt to get Rice to commit his future to the club.
Goal state that sources within the club “have confirmed that the new offer features a basic wage worth £21,000, a £6,000 increase on their previous offer”.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini recently revealed his thoughts on the saga, stating: “Declan must try to continue to have good performances, not thinking about more or less money at the moment.”
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