Declan Rice reveals West Ham stars ‘wind him up’ over his huge price tag amid Man Utd and Chelsea transfer interest

DECLAN RICE admits he’s the butt of the jokes within the West Ham dressing room after being valued at £150m.

The Hammers midfielder has been linked with a big-money transfer away after shining for membership and nation over the previous few seasons.

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Rice, 23, has two years left on his present deal – with an choice to increase for an additional 12 months – however has the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United sniffing around.

Boss David Moyes revealed final month that any transfer for Rice within the coming home windows received’t come low-cost and claimed he’s now value “north of £150m”.

And forward of West Ham’s conflict with Arsenal, the England worldwide stated: “I can’t assist hypothesis, even with the numbers that get spoken about.

“I get battered for it on a regular basis on social media. [My teammates] wind me up on a regular basis. It’s loopy to discuss to be trustworthy.

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“I kind of block it out and do what I do best which is play football.”

Rice has reportedly turned down a number of new contract provides as he eyes a change of surroundings the place he can play within the Champions League and compete for titles commonly.

Moyes believes West Ham can match his ambitions, and has even stated he’ll copy Daniel Levy’s technique with Harry Kane at Tottenham to maintain his prized asset in east London.

Rice might be enjoying within the Champions League with West Ham – who’re at present seventh – subsequent season in the event that they go on to win the Europa League later this month.

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And he added: “Enjoying nicely comes with hypothesis. I’ve had two or three high seasons with West Ham and high golf equipment across the nation will at all times be watching.

“Not simply the identical for me, it’s the identical for each participant. I feel it’s vital to not get too carried away with all that.

“We have now had a very good season right here with West Ham and there have been huge video games we have now performed in so my focus has at all times been on that.

“If I have always thought about other things I would get carried away and that wouldn’t be fair on the team or the manager.”

DECLAN RICE admits he’s the butt of the jokes within the West Ham dressing room after being valued at £150m. The Hammers midfielder has been linked with a big-money transfer away after shining for membership and nation over the previous few seasons. Rice, 23, has two years left on his present deal – withPremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar