Declan Rice in motion for West Ham United© AFP
David Moyes says there’s a “good likelihood” that in-demand Declan Rice will go away West Ham in the summertime switch window, admitting the membership are making contingency plans. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all understood to have an interest within the England midfielder, who’s valued at round £100 million ($125 million). “We truthfully hope he stays,” West Ham supervisor Moyes mentioned on Friday. “We might love for him to be a West Ham participant however we’re conscious that may not be the case on the finish of the season.
“In order that’s one of many situations round planning. There are plans that we’ve Dec right here however we’re additionally absolutely conscious there’s a good likelihood we can’t have him.”
Moyes has been unable to formulate plans for subsequent season whereas West Ham’s Premier League standing stays unclear, though final week’s win over Manchester United has left all of them however secure.
“The planning has been placed on the again burner,” added the Scot. “It is at all times been about ensuring you are a Premier League membership. Your planning will go utterly in the event you weren’t.
“Numerous it is going to solely begin to enter place as soon as we have realised we’ve stored our Premier League place. We’re watching a variety of gamers, a variety of video games, doing a variety of scouting, however the fact is the main target has been on staying within the Premier League.”
West Ham, seven factors above the relegation zone, head to Brentford on Sunday on the again of Thursday’s 2-1 win over AZ Alkmaar within the first leg of their Europa Convention League semi-final.