Chelsea and Manchester United transfer target, Declan Rice, will not be sold by West Ham this summer, according to Hammers manager David Moyes.
Last summer, Rice, 22, was strongly linked with a move to his boyhood club Chelsea, with the Red Devils also expressing interest in signing him.
The England international has had another fantastic season with West Ham, and latest reports say Chelsea has rekindled their interest in him ahead of the summer transfer window.
Rice is said to prefer a move to Stamford Bridge to a move to Old Trafford, but his choice could be moot because West Ham manager David Moyes has said that the Hammers are “100% secure” in keeping him at the London Stadium.
‘I don’t think [co-owners] David Sullivan, David Gold or myself have got any intention of losing Declan Rice.
‘We’ve just qualified for Europe, it’s a brilliant achievement. Declan has been a big part of that and we want him to be a big part of what we do next year as well.
When asked if he believes Rice will remain at West Ham, Moyes replied, “100 percent, yes.”
With a 3-0 victory over Southampton, West Ham finished sixth in the Premier League and qualified for the Europa League next season.
‘If you’d said at the start of the season that we’d finish sixth I don’t think many would have believed that.’ Moyes continued.
‘After losing the first two Premier League games of the season it didn’t look likely, but we’ve been really consistent. We grew as the season went on.
‘We started to see signs of players getting better. We’ve had some brilliant moments on the road, like the 3-3 draw at Tottenham.
‘Moments like that lift you and give you more confidence and belief. We’ve had some great performances this season.’