Predators general manager David Poile issued a statement on Thursday with regards to the reported 14-year, $100 million US deal.
"We have stated previously that, should a team enter into an offer sheet with Shea our intention would be to match and retain Shea," Poile said. "Our ownership has provided us with the necessary resources to build a Stanley Cup-winning team."
He added the team will examine the deal thoroughly during the seven-day time frame allotted for teams to match offer sheets for restricted free agents.
Weber, 26, is the Predators' captain and played on a $7.5 million arbitrator's award last season. He had 19 goals and 49 points along the way.