West Ham United will not entertain the sale of star man Declan Rice this summer as Chelsea look to test the club’s resolve, according to 90 Min.
The Hammers midfielder has starred in the first team in recent years since breaking through from the club’s academy and is now an England international.
West Ham fans have been concerned after transfer rumours linking Rice to Chelsea emerged, with the Stamford Bridge side already spending big this summer.
After the surprise sale of Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion earlier in the summer, some Hammers supporters will have worried that the club hierarchy could yet cash-in on Rice as well.
However, the latest report suggests that West Ham will not sell the cultured midfielder for any price and are committed to keeping the star at the London Stadium.
Rice has become a fulcrum in the heart of the Hammers midfield and captained the side in a much-improved performance against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.
The 21-year-old’s reading of the game and football intelligence suggest he is destined for the very top, with West Ham supporters hoping the club build a new side around the star.
The transfer window closes on October 5, with the Hammers fans expecting a couple of new arrivals and no major outgoings in the next few weeks.