Declan Rice ‘committed to West Ham but expects this season to be his last at the London Stadium’ after the England midfielder saw his hopes of a move this summer dashed by his £100m price tag
- Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool interested in Rice
- Midfielder was unhappy with the Hammers slapping a £100m price tag on him
- Rice open to signing a new deal on the proviso that it included a release clause
Declan Rice is focused on this season with West Ham United, although he fully expects to move next summer, according to 90min.com
The 22-year-old midfielder was unhappy with the Hammers slapping a £100million price tag on him this summer.
However Rice would be open to signing a new deal on the proviso that it included a release clause, which would allow him to leave the club if a fixed figure was met by a potential buyer.
Midfielder Declan Rice (above) is focused on this season with West Ham United
He is regarded as one of the best young holding midfielders in world football, and the player’s camp are aware of interest Europe’s top clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Sportsmail understands West Ham offered Rice a significant pay rise in his contract to reward and have not received any offers for him.
His runs until the summer of 2024, and the Hammers do retain the option of extending his contract for a further season to take it to 2025.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United are interested in signing Rice
The defensive midfielder is a talisman and star player for the Hammers, who narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification last season, finishing sixth to make it into the Europa League.
Rice has ambitions to aim for trophies and regularly play Champions League football.
As such, with the squad weakened by the loss of Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard and despite his ongoing commitment to the club and his performances for them, Rice is thought to believe he needs to leave to fulfil his ambitions.