According to recent reports, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is not expected to sign a new deal with the Hammers and will instead be looking to move to the same period next summer.
That’s according to a recent report by Daily Telegraph reporter Matt Law, who claimed the England international is already assessing his options in time for next summer’s transfer window.
Rice, 22, has been heavily linked with a move this summer, most notably to Chelsea and Manchester United.
However, with both clubs already either in the process of making significant transfers or seeking, with the Red Devils spending £ 73million on Jadon Sancho and Thomas Tuchel in hopes of signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. – there may not be much room in the team’s budgets to accommodate a summer move for Rice.
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Speaking on the ‘London is Blue’ podcast, Law gave an overview of the midfielder’s situation, hinting that this season could very well be his last in east London.
“He is not going to sign a new contract at West Ham”, says the law. “[Declan Rice] think something, whether with Chelsea or another club, is probably starting to look more likely for next summer than this summer.