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West Ham not worried about losing Declan Rice to Chelsea on deadline day

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Status quo maintained

Leicester City v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images

Following West Ham’s rather impressive 3-0 win over Leicester City, a win that was then immediately overshadowed by other bits of absolute madness in the Premier League yesterday, substitute manager Alan Irvine, filling in for the quarantining David Moyes, reiterating the club’s stance on Declan Rice.

“We haven’t been looking to replace him. We have been looking for players but we’ve not been looking for a replacement for Declan because we don’t have any intention of selling him.”

Moyes had said before that it would take “Bank of England money” to get West Ham to part with their captain and cornerstone, and it doesn’t look like they expect Chelsea to pony up that cash in the final 12 or so hours of the 2020 transfer window. There are no contingency plans in place, which is either very foolish or very confident. (Probably the latter, and with good reason.)

“But, as you say, every player in the world has his price, it would certainly be an extremely difficult situation for us if anything was to happen.

“But without having all the information I still don’t think that will happen.”

-Alan Irvine; source: FourFourTwo

Well, see you next time then, Declan?