Reece Oxford is in no rush to sign a new deal to stay with West Ham, according to the Daily Mail.
The 17-year-old is one of the most sought after talents in the English game, with Manchester United being more prominently linked to the youngster than their other competitors, such as Manchester City and Chelsea.
Oxford has two years left to run on his current contract with the Hammers. According to reports, the club sat down with the teenager to discuss the possibility of a contract extention earlier this summer, but no deal had been finalised.
No talks have been held regarding Oxford’s contract after that, but it is understood that the youngster is relaxed about the situation.
The teenager burst onto the scene with a magnificent performance against Arsenal last season, shutting out Mesut Ozil as if he had been playing in the West Ham first team for years.
Manchester United have been tracking Oxford for around two years now, with ex-United boss Louis van Gaal spotting his obvious talent.
The club remains interested in signing him, and will be encouraged by the player and the Hammers stalling over a new contract. Should a contract not be finalised, it could trigger a bidding war between the two Manchester clubs, as Manchester City are also keen on the England U19 international.
Oxford made seven appearances for West Ham in the Premier League last season. He will be looking to make much more of an impact this season, but his breakthrough campaign might not come in the colors of the Hammers.