David Moyes does not want to see Declan Rice leave West Ham this summer even if the club’s board have other ideas, says Evening Standard journalist Jack Rosser.
Rice has been heavily linked with a move away from the London Stadium, with The Telegraph reporting at the start of the month that the 22-year-old has turned down two new contract offers and wants to be informed of any bids that come in for him.
As for potential incomings, West Ham are struggling to agree a deal with Manchester United for Rice’s England team-mate Declan Rice.
According to The Athletic, the east London club cannot afford to pay the £30m price tag that has been slapped on the player’s head.
If West Ham want to strengthen their squad this summer, it looks like the board may have to do some selling first. Rice being sacrificed, though, is not a move Moyes will support, Rosser has told FFC.
“Whatever goes on with Declan, you know, higher up in the club, Moyes is adamant he doesn’t want to see him go,” the reporter said. “He’ll be planning to have Declan Rice in his side.”
There obviously have been no bids for Rice yet, but with still plenty of time to go until the transfer window closes, you probably cannot rule anything out at this stage.