West Ham ‘fear’ that captain Declan Rice’s transfer value is beginning to plummet due to the club’s poor form, according to the Claret & Hugh.
They claim “insiders” have told them that the club was hoping to get at least £120m for the England international, with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United both interested.
However, the Hammers currently lie 16th in the Premier League table and, if Rice also has a poor World Cup, there is little to no chance of the club selling the midfielder for nine figures.
Of course, there’s still plenty of time for West Ham to turn their season around, and there is no pressure to sell Rice in the short to medium term.
If the Irons do trigger their option to extend the 23-year-old’s contract for a further twelve months, he will still have two years remaining on his current deal next summer. His performances on the pitch, though, will determine how much he is worth by then.