Declan Rice has no plans to sign a new deal at West Ham and is said to be unhappy that the club's £100m valuation of him has effectively priced him out of the market.
The defensive midfielder, who shone for England at Euro 2020, has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
Hammers boss David Moyes has previously said it would take 'bank of England' money for the east London side to part with Rice.
Declan Rice unhappy with West Ham's £100m valuation of him and will run down his contract rather than sign a new one. He will keep giving his all for the club but wants to play CL and challenge for trophies #whufc https://t.co/ZhFAw8cxDJ- Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 21, 2021
Indeed, the Irons are keen to tie the player down to a new long-term deal.
However, any contract talks are likely to be short, with The Telegraph reporting that Rice is upset with the price tag West Ham have slapped on him to ward off potential interest.
The newspaper states that Rice has already turned down two new contract offers from West Ham, which included significant wage increases.
He could now run down his present deal, which has three years remaining, and force West Ham to lower their asking price.
Despite qualifying for the Europa League, the Irons are the only Premier League club not to make a permanent signing this summer, with their lack of ambition a cause of concern for Rice, who wants to challenge for trophies.
The only arrival so far to the London Stadium has been goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, who joined on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Hammers, though, could try to bring Jesse Lingard back on loan from Manchester United following his successful spell last term, which may appease Rice.
Rice joined West Ham in 2014 after being released by Chelsea, progressing through the ranks to make nearly 150 first-team appearances.
The 22-year-old, who is best friends with England colleague and Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, is the first name on the teamsheet at West Ham and wears the captain's armband in the absence of Mark Noble.
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