Declan Rice has turned down two new contract offers at the club, according to The Telegraph.

It’s the news that every West Ham fan was dreading this summer as interest from the likes of Chelsea and Man City continues to hang around like a bad smell.

But The Telegraph have reported that Rice has turned down two contract offers and has asked the club to keep him informed of any offers that come in for him.

Meanwhile, reliable club insider, ExWHUemployee, has confirmed the news on Twitter and explained that the club’s offers what not good enough, with Rice essentially looking for parity with one of the squad’s highest earners – Andriy Yarmolenko.

To every West Ham fan on the planet, those demands aren’t exactly unreasonable given the level at which Rice has been playing over the last couple of years and the impact he’s having on England’s current success at Euro 2020.

Put simply, if we want to convince one of the best young English talents to remain at the club on not push for a move to a bigger club, then we need to pay him what he’s worth. It seems, though, the club have tried to undermind his value and offer him well below what he’s more than capable of earning elsewhere.

It’s a shame, albeit unsurprising, and these Hammers fans on Twitter have been reacting to the news…