West Ham United boss David Moyes has warned interested clubs that Declan Rice is no longer available for a “bargain” £100m.
The England international was linked with a move away from the London Stadium over the summer, with Chelsea and Manchester United said to be interested in his signature.
However, the 22-year-old remained with the Hammers, and he has been in impressive form this season, scoring twice and providing two assists in 11 appearances in all competitions.
When asked whether he was worried about suitors coming in for Rice, Moyes said that the Englishman’s value has increased further due to his strong performances this term.
“No I don’t (fear teams coming in for Rice), because there was a bargain to be got with Declan at £100m. That bargain’s now gone. “We have a lot of really good players at this football club,” Moyes told Sky Sports News.
“I think while you’re building and developing, people might always come and look at your players. But it’s good that they are because that tells us that they’re doing well.”
Rice’s current deal at the London Stadium is due to run until June 2024, while the Hammers have the option of activating a one-year extension in his contract.