West Ham United are confident of keeping Declan Rice at the club beyond this summer.
The Hammers boss, David Moyes, insisted that the midfielder will not be allowed to leave for anything less than ‘Bank of England money’ during the next transfer window.
The West Ham midfielder has enjoyed quite a good breakthrough in the current campaign with the club and has attracted interest from some big clubs in the Premier League, having been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.
Reports had already circulated that Frank Lampard’s team were looking to secure his signing with the inclusion of Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi in any for the player.
But the former Red Devils boss has claimed Rice would only leave the London club for a very huge sum of money.
“I am confident he will be here because he is under contract, but whatever club you are at, even the biggest clubs sell their best players at the right value,” Moyes speaking with Sky Sports News.
“My intention is not to sell Declan at all, my intention is to keep him. We can’t stop other clubs making offers but I’m guessing you [the media] will speculate, but the truth is we have had no offers for anybody.
“He is a really good player and I see him helping us, I hope that he sees what we are trying to add which will make him excited about being at West Ham.
“Declan was reassured when he signed a five-year contract, when you do that you decide you are committed to the club. If somebody then turns up and offers you a bundle of cash, that’s the club’s decision.
“I think Declan is the future captain of West Ham going forward. When Mark Noble comes to an end I think it will be Declan Rice. We have no intention of letting him go but if it does come it will need to be ‘Bank of England’ money.”
The youngster still has four years left on his current deal at the London Stadium.