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Manuel Lanzini is to be offered a new contract at West Ham United in the summer, according to fansite Claret & Hugh.

The playmaker has been a key man for the past three seasons and whilst his current deal does not expire for another two years, with the option for an extra one, the club are keen to tie him down to fresh terms.

It is also hoped that this will help to ward off interest in his services, with Liverpool said to be looking into snapping up the Argentine.

Given the amount of time left on Lanzini’s current agreement, there is no rush for him to put pen to paper and the Hammers hope to present the offer if and when Premier League safety is assured.

Having begun his career in his native country with River Plate, the 25-year-old took the surprising step of moving to United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira Club in 2014.

The Irons picked up the attacking midfielder in the summer of 2015, initially on a loan deal with an option to buy, which was activated in March of the following year.

Whilst his first two seasons in East London saw him contribute largely through his goalscoring exploits, this term Lanzini has taken on more of the creative burden, providing eights assists in his 21 appearances across all competitions.

The former Fluminense loanee has two caps for Argentina’s senior side, both of which came in June last year.

West Ham fans will hope to see Lanzini commit his future to the club; he has formed a productive partnership with Marko Arnautovic and the two can form the basis of a strong attack for the next few campaigns.

However, the priority for the time being is to secure the team’s Premier League status, starting with the away trip to Swansea City on Saturday.

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