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West Ham United respond to Chelsea interest in Declan Rice

Declan Rice news

West Ham want to keep hold of Rice next season
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West Ham United have no plans of selling Declan Rice this summer amid the reported interest from London rivals Chelsea.

It was recently claimed by ESPN that the Blues have made an opening bid worth £50m for Rice, who has been identified as their number one choice to strengthen the central defence.

However, in a report from Sky Sports News, it is revealed that the Hammers have dismissed any offers for the England international and they have no desire to sell their prized asset.

It was recently mentioned by The Sun that a bid of around £70m could be sufficient to convince the Hammers to sell their versatile player, but that does not appear the case.

Hammers boss David Moyes wants to reinforce the squad ahead of next season and he may have to offload players to do so. The likes of Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller could head for the exit door instead of Rice.