West Ham face a number of fights in the transfer market over the course of the coming months and the latest reports are room for concern.

The Daily Mail states highly-rated young defender Declan Rice has snubbed an offer of a new contract at the London Stadium, which is said to be worth £8k-a-week.

19-year-old Republic of Ireland international Rice forced his way into the Hammers first-team last season, making 31 appearances, and has two years remaining on his current deal.

West Ham are desperate to secure the future of the former Chelsea youngster but their opening offer has been rebuffed by the teenage defender, raising questions about his future.

Rice is not happy with the opening offer from West Ham, which would hand him a slight increase on his current £3k-a-week deal, and the recent capture of Ryan Fredericks has added to the frustration.

Fredericks, who signed on a free transfer from Fulham, will earn significantly more than Rice despite his lack of Premier League experience.