Per the report, Rice’s deal could be made a 10-year one if he wanted, but the player’s entourage believes he could get as much as £300,000-400,000 per week at a bigger club.
Rice is thought to have rejected a number of contract extension offers in recent months which has led the club to offer him a new eight-year contract worth £200,000-per-week which would more than treble his current wages and see the 23-year-old become the highest-earning West Ham player.
The midfielder still has two years left on his existing deal with the option for a further 12 months but West Ham are now looking to tie down their most-prized asset.
Having enjoyed another excellent campaign where he played a crucial role en route to the east Londoners’ Europa League semi-final run, Rice has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window.
West Ham have since placed a hefty price tag north of £150 million on the 23-year-old, who recently finished third in the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award behind Kevin De Bruyne and eventual winner Mohamed Salah.
Hammers head coach David Moyes has also claimed the club would not accept an offer of the aforementioned £150m or less.
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