According to a report from Football.London, David Moyes is wary of losing West Ham duo Declan Rice and Issa Diop this summer.

Rice has arguably been the Hammers’ best and most consistent performer over the past two years.

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Diop, meanwhile, has lacked consistency, but he has drastically improved since Moyes took over, and he seems to have all the makings of a star of the future.

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Frank Lampard wants to bring the 21-year-old England international to Chelsea, according to a report from Sky Sports.

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Declan Rice (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

West Ham will not sell their prized asset for anything less than £100 million, however, according to a report from club insiders Claret and Hugh.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is believed to be after Diop and is desperate to bring the 23-year-old to Tottenham (Sky Sports).

 

The Hammers could demand as much as £66 million for the French centre-back, however, according to the Daily Mail.

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Issa Diop (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images )

Now, those valuations will surely have to be altered because of the ongoing global health crisis.

Or will they?

If West Ham genuinely want to make progress and have real ambition, they need to keep their best players.

And those respective valuations of Rice and Diop should serve as a very clear hands off warning in the current climate.

Surely no club will be wanting to splash out that kind of money this summer. And if West Ham hold their nerve, and show some resolve, they could very well keep their best players at the end of the season.

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