West Ham United are reportedly preparing to offer Declan Rice a shiny new contract worth £120,000-a-week.
According to the Daily Star, the Hammers are keen to get their biggest asset tied down to a longer deal, following reported summer interest from Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has made an outstanding start to the 2020/21 season, and his influence in the starting XI is huge.
Last term he played every single minute in the Premier League and he’s yet to miss a game this term.
At the moment, Rice has a contract until 2024 at the London Stadium, having last signed an extension in December 2018.
That puts West Ham in a pretty strong position, but it could be that the club feel his development will lead to transfer interest.
If Rice penned a new £120,000-a-week contract with the club it would be a big statement from the club, and he would become the top earner above Andriy Yarmolenko (115,000-a-week, Spotrac).
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If they can get Rice to sign another extension then that will be a major deal for the Hammers.
At the moment, Rice is progressing fantastically and there is bound to be interest down the line from the likes of Chelsea and whoever else.
It is really important for the Hammers to get a strong grip on their asset, and making him the top earner would be a great means of doing that.