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West Ham boss Moyes warns Man Utd & Co they will need ‘huge money’ for Declan Rice transfer with £100m not enough now


DAVID MOYES says the Premier League big boys missed the chance to sign Declan Rice on the ‘cheap’ – for £100million.

And the West Ham boss has warned them it would take a ‘huge’ offer to reward him this summer.


David Moyes says only ‘enormous’ offer would see Declan Rice sold – £100m isn’t enough anymoreCredit: PA

Rice, 23, is on the radar of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea after establishing himself as an elite talent for club and country.

The midfielder’s contract expires in 2024.

Moyes previously said it would take £100m to get Rice, but he now believes the price will be even higher.

Ahead of today’s FA Cup trip to non-league Kidderminster, Moyes said: “You’ll need huge money to get close.

“I said in the summer that I thought Declan Rice was £100million. This was your chance to get him cheap. You can make up your own mind what I’m talking about now.

“I feel his commitment. He is under contract and we are very happy to have him. He has certainly been here for a few years.


“He’s like a special edition of Declan Rice, there aren’t many like him.

“He probably plays as well as any midfielder in European football, and the prices were expensive in January, weren’t they?”

Rice wants to stay close to her family in South West London. Still, there are fears that the club’s lack of investment in January could convince him that his future lies elsewhere.

Moyes was frustrated after several failed deadline day moves.

He added: “Would we have liked to have added to the squad? Yes. We have tried to be ambitious with what we are doing. I want to take the club forward.

“I didn’t just want backup, I wanted real competition.

“I didn’t feel like it was that kind of transfer window for me, like it wasn’t for a lot of other teams.

“I wanted people who were actually going to take other people’s shirts and challenge them.”

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