And their enthusiasm to keep the player is demonstrated by the £10k a week rise he has received so far and the one they have now put on offer.
Since ClarertandHugh’s story earlier today new details have emerged with our source admitting: “We have still heard nothing. This is brinkmanship of the most extreme kind.
“The club remain confident of him signing a new deal because there has been no approach from any of the top six and what we have on the table would more than see off any club but those. They want him for another five years.”
Reid arrived as an unknown 22 year old signing a three year deal – since extended – on £15k a week before that was raised by £10k a week on the club’s promotion to the Premier League.
Now the board has put a bumper new near £60k a week deal on the table which gives him a 100 per cent rise plus.