West Ham United are ready to open new contract talks with manager Sam Allardyce.

The Daily Mail says West Ham are ready to begin talks with manager Allardyce this week over a new three-year contract.

The club had insisted they would leave it until the end of the season before opening negotiations but have decided not to wait.

Allardyce, 58, has remained relaxed despite former manager Harry Redknapp and Upton Park favourite Paolo Di Canio being linked to the job.