Just 24 hours after playing a key part in West Ham’s creditable draw with Chelsea, Declan Rice’s future at the club has been thrown into doubt following contract discussions with the club.
The Republic of Ireland youth international said the Hammers were "buzzing" following the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, where Rice excelled in a deep-lying midfield role.
The 19-year-old has taken time out of the international scene to ponder his future, and reports in England are suggesting that Rice’s advisors have rejected the Hammers offer of a new deal.
The Daily Mail reports that Rice earns £3,000 a week in his current deal that runs out next summer, and the increased offer from the club is in the region of £12,000 per week.
The paper says that the club are "refusing to budge" on the offer.
Rice was not named in Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for the UEFA Nations League game against Wales and the friendly with Poland amid doubts over his international future.
Rice has played with Ireland throughout the underage set-up and has been handed three senior caps, although crucially they all came in friendlies meaning he can still switch to England, the country of his birth.