Man Utd and Chelsea sent worrying £100m Declan Rice warning by David Moyes

West Ham boss David Moyes has sent a worrying warning to the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea over the cost of Declan Rice.

The Hammers midfielder has been linked with a move away with reports suggesting that owner David Sullivan values him at £100m.

Rice has been a key figure as West Ham push for a spot in the top four of the Premier League and has a contract in east London until 2024.

And Moyes believes any club that wants to sign the 22-year-old will actually need to pay more than £100m.

Speaking ahead of West Ham's clash with Leeds on Monday night, he said: "I don’t agree with the owners that Declan Rice is a £100m footballer… far, far more than £100m.

"I look at the players who have joined some clubs from overseas and come in and had nowhere near the impact that Declan Rice would have.

"Also he is English, [we have] just had Brexit, so I wouldn’t agree with the owners if Declan Rice was only £100m. No, I wouldn’t."

Rice wants a top four finish this season, though Moyes insists his future does not depend on Champions League football.

The boss added: "Do we need the Champions League to keep Declan? No, because Declan is under contract first and foremost, so he can't go anywhere no matter what, and I keep saying it and I hope people know that when I say something, I mean it.

"We've not had an offer for Declan Rice and I hope we don't get one. And you've got an idea now of where we'd need to be if it was even going to be considered, certainly be me.

"If we could finish in Europe, in some sort of European position, I think it would be progress.

“And that would be progress for Declan Rice as well because he's been at West Ham while they've been bobbing around the bottom, so this is new for Declan as well.

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  • "Declan seems very settled and in fact he is captaining West Ham, he plays for England, and I want to keep Declan thinking that his ambitions can be achieved here at West Ham and I will have to keep pushing that and keep pushing that with the owners as well.

    "For me, I have watched the prices of some players who have gone to clubs recently and they could not lace Declan Rice's boots."

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