West Ham midfielder Declan Rice not for sale after Man Utd & Man City enquiries
Last Updated: 19/06/19 2:57pm
West Ham have told Manchester City and Manchester United they have no intention of selling Declan Rice this summer, Sky Sports News understands.
It is understood the Manchester clubs made initial enquiries for the England midfielder, only for West Ham to rebuff their interest.
Rice enjoyed a superb 2018/19 campaign, making 38 appearances for West Ham and winning his first caps for England after switching his allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.
The 20-year-old is contracted to West Ham until 2024, with the option of a further year, having signed a new deal with the club last December.
City were interested in pursuing Rice, but only if a proposed deal for Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Rodri fell through.
City are ready to trigger Rodri's £62.5m release clause after the Spain international informed Atletico of his desire to leave the club.
Rice remains an attractive prospect for United, but Sky Sports News understands Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to prioritise other positions in the transfer market ahead of the new season.
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