Winston Reid and West Ham have given the player’s potential suitors a boost, by claiming they are in no rush to sign a new deal, the Express revealed.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all linked with the player at present, and are expected to make an offer for his services in the coming window.
The New Zealand captain is into the last nine months of his current deal, and will be allowed to talk to any potential suitors outside of the English leagues.
Manchester United and Arsenal are both actively seeking defensive reinforcements in the coming window, having both been forced to dig into their reserves to fill their defences in recent months.
The Gunners sold Thomas Vermaelen in the summer, and failed to replace him before the window shut on September 2, while United allowed Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic to leave at the end of their contracts, and signed only Marcos Rojo in their place.
The Premier League rivals are expected to bid around £8 Million for the West Ham centre-back in January.