Skysports.com understands Jack Collison's representatives have entered discussions with West Ham over a new deal for their client.
The talented midfielder is a player the club are eager to keep at Upton Park as they look to win an immediate return to the top flight.
With Scott Parker seemingly to depart over the summer as Tottenham continue to be strongly linked, it will be left to the likes of Collison to help lead a promotion push.
The Wales international is still under contract at West Ham but the club's management are looking to tie him to a long-term deal.
Talks are set to continue over the summer as both parties look to thrash out fresh terms for a player highly-rated in the East End.