Report: West Ham United desperate to tie up deal for Manuel Lanzini as Liverpool place him at the top of their list

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is seen during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Liverpool are said to be eyeing the West Ham United star as Coutinho's replacement.

West Ham United are 'desperate' to tie Manuel Lanzini to a new contract after Liverpool placed him at the top of their list of replacements for Philippe Coutinho, The Sun reports.

Coutinho is said to be wanted by Barcelona as the Catalan side prepare for life after Neymar, who is heading to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record deal.

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) competes for the ball with Leicester City FC defender Danny Simpson during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (left)

It is claimed West Ham have already held talks to renew Lanzini's £30,000-a-week deal, with wages of £50,000-a-week reportedly on offer.

But unlike Michail Antonio and Pedro Obiang, the Argentine is yet to commit his future to Slaven Bilic's side.

According to The Sun, the Hammers may have to stretch to £85,000-a-week if they want to keep Lanzini out of Liverpool's clutches, having broken the £100,000-barrier for new recruits Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

Lanzini signed for West Ham on a permanent basis in early 2016 and has three years left on his existing contract.

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5,...West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini

Nevertheless, a move to Liverpool could potentially maximise his earnings.

How much should West Ham pay Lanzini as they seek to ward off Liverpool?

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