It has been reported that West Ham United are desperate to secure Winston Reid to a new deal.
The Mail on Sunday claims that West Ham want to sit down and thrash out a new deal with Reid and talks could even start next week.
But the club fear Reid will reject any new deal and so be free to line up a move at the end of the season when he becomes a free agent.
If that is the case the Hammers could try to offload Reid in January and pick up a fee of up to £5m.
He has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool while Arsenal and Manchester United would also be interested.