Liverpool are reportedly one of multiple Premier League sides monitoring Declan Rice.
The West Ham starlet is yet to agree a contract extension at the London Stadium despite asserting himself as a first team regular under Manuel Pellegrini.
Rice has managed 90 minutes in each of the Hammers’ last eight league fixtures after breaking onto the first team scene last season.
The 19-year-old supposedly rejected the club’s first contract offer of £20,000-a-week as he looks for a significant pay rise on the £3,500-a-week he currently earns.
Stalling negotiations have evidently alerted England’s top six, with the Daily Express naming Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal as three of the teams interested in his services.
Rice has predominantly featured as a deep-lying midfield anchor for the Londoners this season, displaying a level of composure and self-assurance superior to that expected from a player of age.
His growing popularity has seen West Ham supporters left frustrated over the club’s apparent delay in tying down one of their most promising young talents.
The teenager meanwhile remains in the middle of a battle for his allegiance on the international stage, with Rice still to choose between England and the Republic of Ireland.