There has been much posturing on both sides as the situation drags on and with the stand-off continuing there fears are emerging that he will allow himself to become a free agent next summer.
And if that turns out to be the case the Irons are certain to place him on the transfer list in the next window although a player with around six months left on his deal will not command a great fee.
ClaretandHugh has had it categorically confirmed that the offer made to Reid is indeed of £60k a week and that although it was made several weeks ago, there has still been no response whatsoever.
We reported earlier this week that the club were ready to play a ‘long game’ with the player but they are very much on the back foot..
It may well be Reid and his advisers – with an offer on the table – are now ready to wait and see what else emerges leaving the Hammers powerless.
A source told us: “It’s not a great position – of course it’s not. We all know Winston’s abilities and we continue to look at his current form.
“But obviously the offer is out there and if it’s rejected we would need to put him on the transfer list.”
As we suggested in an earlier story this week the Hammers would be ready to get into another round of talks but our source said: “We still await an answer from Winston’s people.”