West Ham are trying to fend off interest from Chelsea and a number of other clubs in highly prized midfielder Declan Rice.
The England international has long been on the Chelsea wish list, and the West London side have lived to regret allowing him to leave their academy ranks when he was 14.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are also keen to recruit him but, in order to try and make sure than he remains a Hammer, West Ham have offered him an eight-year contract renewal.
That would see his weekly wages boosted to £200,000 which would make him the top earner at the club, with an inflation clause built-in, and the hope Is that they can build a team round him.
Now the player has a big decision to make – accept the new contract and the security that it guarantees, or turn it down in favour of a better, short-term offer from a side more likely to win silverware.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.