How much is Rice worth?
So with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly among Declan Rice’s many admirers – what sort of bid might move West Ham to part with their brilliant central midfielder?
The 23-year-old is practically the first name on Gareth Southgate’s England team-sheet, he is coming into the prime years of his career, and he bosses the centre of the park for the Hammers week in and week out – whoever they are playing.
There is no obvious direct comparison in recent years, but if Aston Villa made Manchester City pay 100millon for Jack Grealish, would that be a reasonable ball-park figure?
Rice is under contract with the Hammers until the summer of 2024 and his departure would be about as welcome as a stubbed toe among the club’s fans!