Report: West Ham United's Open Contract Negotiations with Declan Rice – originally published on Sportslens.com
According to The Transfer Window Podcast West Ham United would like to offer defensive midfielder Declan a new rice , improved offer to keep applicants in check before the January transfer window.
Chelsea were desperate to sign the England international during the summer transfer window but the Hammers insisted he was not for sale and managed to get him detained.
Rice has four years left on the contract, which he signed in December 2018, and has the option to extend it for another year.
West Ham is not looking for another extension and instead just wants to increase its wages and bonuses.
They fear that Chelsea might return in January with an improved offer and juicy personal terms for Rice, and they want to reward their academic for the good work he has done so far.
The 21-year-old played a vital role every minute of West Ham's Premier League campaign last season to ensure he maintained his top status at the end of the season.
During this tenure he was also a regular player and took on a leadership role, as he took the lead from the starting line-up in the absence of Mark Noble.
David Moyes' side have taken seven points in their first five games after two wins and one draw and the youngster has been influential.
With Chelsea still fighting defensively, manager Frank Lampard could be forced to watch Transfermarkt in January if the status quo doesn't change.
The Blues have managed to keep only one goal and to score nine goals in five league games this season.
You've won twice, lost once and drawn twice, and you might be asked to return for Rice in the middle of the campaign.
West Ham know they can't afford to lose one of the top defensive players in the top division and are now trying to make sure he gets an improved deal and stays at the London Stadium through next summer.