By Alex Taylor

Reece Oxford wants an improved wage packet and more performance-based bonuses if he is to sign a new contract at West Ham, according to a report.

The Mirror transfer blog (Friday 15:29) claims that the highly-rated 17-year-old, who according to The Sun is a target for Manchester City, has laid down his requirements for a new deal.

The 17-year-old still has three years left on his current contract at the Olympic Stadium but is already laying down the law in regards to any new offers on the table for his services.

It is understood that any move away from the club would be unlikely this year and that Oxford may well be using other club’s interest as a platform from which to boost his own salary.

Oxford started for West Ham in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against FK Astra Giurgiu and, despite seeing his side concede late-on in the match, he showed composure and class for a player of his age.

The youngster made his debut against Arsenal on the opening day of last season and impressed a host of fans and pundits with his performance.

The starlet can play an array of different positions and is especially capable in central-defensive and holding-midfield roles.

In other West Ham team news, the Hammers will imminently make a decision on whether Andre Ayew needs to undergo surgery on his injured thigh, according to Slaven Bilic.