The Guardian‘s Jacob Steinberg, who is a reliable source when it comes to West Ham, claims the Hammers are determined not to sell Declan Rice this summer.
The journalist reports that manager David Moyes is looking to free up funds by selling Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini instead as he targets players in the lower leagues.
Both Chelsea and Manchester United are believed to bee keen on signing Rice, but it seems that unless an offer is received that is too good to turn down, the 21-year-old will be staying at the London Stadium.
It is thought that West Ham’s major focus will be on bringing in new signings, with four players in the Championship having been identified as targets.
The Irons’ pursuit of QPR’s Eberechi Eze is well-documented but they are also after his teammate Ryan Manning, as well as Wigan pair Cedric Kipre and Antonee Robinson.
There have also been claims this afternoon that Moyes is keen on recruiting Bordeaux’s Josh Maja, who he rates highly after giving him his debut at Sunderland.