West Ham are eager to secure Manuel Lanzini to new terms amid interest from Liverpool.
The Sun says the Hammers have been trying to tie the Argentine ace down to a new deal for the past few months after he established himself as one of their key players.
But with Barcelona now throwing everything they have into trying to sign Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool have had to cast their eye around for potential replacements.
And right at the top of their list is Lanzini – who has shown in two years with West Ham he is one of the most creative players in the Premier League.
Since the start of the year the Hammers prioritised handing new deals to three of their best players, Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Michael Antonio.
Midfielder Obiang and England hopeful Antonio have long since put pen to paper on their new contracts, but 24-year-old Lanzini still hasn’t.
And there is a growing unease that leaves him vulnerable to the advances of Liverpool, who would be able to offer him hugely improved terms.