Declan Rice has not asked for a release clause to be inserted into a new contract with West Ham United according to ExWHUemployee.

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The 22-year-old Hammers star has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United recently.

ESPN claimed yesterday that Man United are plotting an £80 million summer move to sign the 25-capped England international.

We all know that it will take a lot more than that to prise Rice away from the London Stadium, however.

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Declan Rice has allegedly not demanded a release clause in a new West Ham United contract (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

West Ham boss David Moyes has made it very clear that he doesn’t want to sell Dec, regardless of price.

The Manchester Evening News claimed recently that the 22-year-old will demand a release clause be inserted into a new deal, if he does indeed choose to sign one with West Ham.

It seems as though that report was a little wide of the mark, however.

Declan Rice release clause claims not true

That’s according to highly respected Hammers insider ExWHUemployee. He claims that the report is ‘simply false’.

 

And breath West Ham fans…

Dec is absolutely vital to our hopes of achieving success over the course of the next few years.

Here’s a glimpse as to why:

If Manchester United, or any other club for that matter, make an offer of £100 million or more for Rice in January or next summer, he will undoubtedly be sold.

And he will leave with the blessing of most West Ham fans. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t get that far though.

We think that West Ham still have a strong chance of keeping hold of Rice. If David Moyes guides us to a successful campaign this season and the owners back him to the hilt in the transfer market next summer, why wouldn’t Dec want to stay?

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He is a lovely, respectful young man. He is hard-working and driven. Let’s just hope that West Ham as a club can provide him with the platform he needs to achieve a successful career.

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