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Declan Rice set to remain at West Ham

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The highly in-demand West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is set to remain at the club this summer, according to The Mirror.

Rice has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City over the last 12 months where he has caught the eye with his impressive displays at the London Stadium.

His current deal runs until 2024 but West Ham are reported to have offered him a long-term contract to fend off interest from the Premier League’s heavyweights.

Despite Fabrizio Romano claiming that the England international is unwilling to commit to a new deal, Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have insisted that Rice would not be sold in the upcoming transfer window.

Rice himself recently hinted he was ready to remain in East London, with the aim of ‘going again’ after his side suffered Europa League heartache against Eintracht Frankfurt.

“We’ve proved that we can play in big European games and our fans and our stadium have shown we can handle those big European nights, and that’s what we want more of,” the 23-year-old was quoted saying earlier this month.

“I’m proud of the lads because we’re not the biggest of squads, so to go week in, week out again and again and again, training and playing Thursdays and Sundays, away from home and away from families has been tough, but in the end, we’ve had a great year and we’re ready to go again.”

Off the back of a 3-1 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday, Rice and West Ham will be playing in the sophomore edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League next season but nonetheless, it has been a wonderful campaign for David Moyes’ men, who were on the verge of relegation just three years ago.

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