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‘Whatever price they want’ – reporter drops major claim on £62k-week West Ham star

West Ham United are under no pressure to sell England midfielder Declan Rice, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, writes the GMS.

The 23-year-old is thought to be a target for some of the biggest clubs in England, but Sheth believes the Hammers hold all the cards here.

Transfer reporter Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT at the start of the month that Liverpool are one side who are interested in signing Rice.

A move to Anfield or another Champions League ground next summer is likely to appeal to the West Ham skipper, who has hinted that he is ready to make a step up in his career.

“I’ve been playing consistently well for my club and I feel like I really want to keep pushing,” Rice was recently quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“I see my friends here [in the England squad] who are playing Champions League and for big trophies. You only get one career and, at the end, you want to look back at what you’ve won and the biggest games you’ve played in.”

While Rice may be ready for a new challenge, Sheth says West Ham are in a position where they can deny him of that.

Speaking to GMS, the Sky Sports reporter said: “I just think there’s no pressure as such for West Ham United to sell. I think he’s got a contract that runs until 2024 with a club option of a further year, so we can still say he’s got a contract at West Ham United until 2025.

“So West Ham can put whatever price they want on him.”