Decan Rice rejects third contract extension offer by West Ham as Chelsea, Man United lurks


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Declan Rice has reportedly rejected a third contract offer from West Ham.

The Hammers midfielder has two years left on his current agreement with the east London outfit but has attracted attention from other potential suitors, including Chelsea and Manchester United

Now, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Rice has rejected yet another approach from the Hammers to tie him down.

“Declan Rice has turned down a third contract offer at West Ham.” Romano wrote.

“There’s still no agreement – Rice has always been committed, but he’s now open to a move this summer.

“West Ham insists he’s untouchable as David Moyes said – but Declan Rice won’t sign a new deal.”

Amid the mounting rumours of Rice garnering interest from elsewhere, Hammers boss Moyes said at the start of the month: “If I had heard something, I wouldn’t tell you.

“But the best thing to say is that ‘no we’ve not’, and let me tell you, he’s not for sale. So, that may shut down any questions about Declan, but we do expect questions on him because he’s doing so well.

“Is he irreplaceable? Well, I had to sell Wayne Rooney early when I was at Everton. I thought Wayne was irreplaceable but what happens in football is you move on. That is what happens in football.

“Sometimes things like this do happen but we’ve got no intention of letting that happen at this present time here at West Ham.” He said

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