West Ham are reportedly planing to offer a big-money contract offer to Declan Rice in the coming weeks as they look to fend off interest from Chelsea.
The 21-year-old versatile midfielder has become the Hammers most important player and was in stunning form when they held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the last Premier League gameweek.
A regular for both club and England national team in the centre of the park, the 21-year-old midfielder has attracted interest from Chelsea where he has started his football career and in order to fend off interest from London rivals West Ham are ready to double his £60,000-a-week wages.
Rice was rumoured with a £60million move to Stamford Bridge during the last summer transfer window.
Chelsea invested heavily in the summer window, spending £231m signing players like Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Zyiech, Thiago Silva, Malanga Sarr, Edourar Mendy and Ben Chilwell.
Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are current in Frank Lampard’s squad playing in the defensive midfield role, however, if Rice managed to complete move to Stamford Bridge in January one of them is likely to depart from the club.
Rice has already made over 100 Premier League appearances for the Hammers at the age of 21 and he has also managed to found back of the net three times.