West Ham United are currently stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes down to the current situation surrounding Declan Rice.
The Hammers are believed to have offered the defender a new deal to extend his stay at the London Stadium beyond the 2020 expiration date of his present contract.
However, it is understood that those talks have fallen flat as the club are refusing to offer the teenager what he feels would be an acceptable amount.
But, according to Sam Inkersole, it appears that all is not lost, as he has claimed on Twitter that Rice does not want to leave the club.
As I (and others) have reported before, Rice has been offered £18k a week basic plus bonuses. Basic could go up if he plays 23 games this season. Agent thinks he’s worth more than that. Declan doesn’t want to go anywhere.
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) September 24, 2018
The football.london journalist, who covers West Ham on a daily basis, has revealed that West Ham still have a chance of retaining their man, should they make an improved offer.
West Ham and Rice are thought to have been in discussions about a potential new deal since April and things do not look any closer to being resolved.
The Hammers are obviously keen to keep one of their best talents at the club and want to tie him down to a new contract, whilst it is understood that Rice is keen on staying at the London Stadium.
The Irons should look to get a deal completed soon, and if that means going slightly higher than what they originally offered, then so be it, otherwise, they could end up losing out on him for nothing.
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