Skysports.com understands West Ham have offered highly-rated defender Jordan Spence a new deal.
The full-back, who is currently on loan at Bristol City, is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave Upton Park on a free transfer.
A number of Premier League clubs are thought to be monitoring Spence's situation with the defender impressing during his spell on loan in the Championship.
The 20-year-old has made only one substitute appearance in the West Ham side, but he is highly-regarded by the club's coaching team and he has recently broken into the England Under 21 set-up
West Ham are hopeful of agreeing a new deal with Spence as they see him as a key part of their future.