West Ham United have offered Declan Rice a massive contract in a desperate attempt to keep him in East London despite his desire to leave, it has been reported.
Rice is the current captain of West Ham, given Mark Noble's lack of game time, and has played the most minutes for David Moyes' side this season, racking up a hefty 4242 with three games still to play.
The 23-year-old, who is a key part of both West Ham and England's squads, has caught the interest of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United with his performances across the previous two seasons, while the Englishman is out of contract in 2024 and has yet to show any interest in extending his terms with the Hammers.
Speaking in March, David Moyes claimed that it would take a bid of around £150m to prise Rice away from the club.
'The first thing to say is that he is not for sale,' Moyes said.
'If you are interested, well, it will be north of that. One hundred (million pounds) was cheap last summer. One hundred and fifty just now would be minimum but he is not for sale. What I do know is that it means there are only certain clubs that could even consider it'.
Mega contract offered
And now, as per TalkSport, Rice has turned down a massive contract offer from West Ham, that would have made him their highest paid player ever.
'Declan Rice has been offered an eight-year deal at West Ham United worth £200,000-a-week on a rising scale to match inflation', Jim White revealed.
'An eight-year deal worth £200,000-a-week. At this stage he is showing no inclinations to sign it.'
'This eight-year deal could become a ten-year deal, if Declan and his people wanted such a deal worth £200,000-a-week.'
Whether anyone will be keen to match the mega transfer fee demanded for Rice this summer remains to be seen, but the stand-off needs to be sorted soon.
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