West Ham remain in contract talks with Declan Rice
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 21/06/18 12:14pm
West Ham remain in talks with defender Declan Rice over a new contract, according to Sky sources.
The Republic of Ireland international has one year remaining on his current contract at the London Stadium, although West Ham have the option to extend the existing deal by a further year.
Sky Sports News reported back in April that West Ham were keen to secure Rice to a new long-term contract.
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The prospective new deal is intended to recognise the development made by the 19-year-old centre-back last season, in which he became a regular in the first-team squad.
Rice was voted West Ham's young player of the year for the second successive season after featuring 31 times during the 2017/18 campaign as the Hammers finished in 13th place in the Premier League.
He previously captained the club's U23 side to promotion to the Premier League 2 during the 2016/17 campaign.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has already added to his defensive options this summer having signed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as well as defenders Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks.