By Pranav Shahaney

7th Sep, 2021 | 12:10pm

Declan Rice has not asked for a release clause at West Ham

Declan Rice has not been in talks over a new West Ham deal recently so has not brought up the point of a release clause, claims ExWHUemployee.

According to 90Min, the England international’s agents were asking for a release clause to be included in his new contract as he could not get a move away from the London Stadium this summer.

However, the reliable Hammers insider has thrown cold water on the speculation.

Via his Patreon account, he wrote, “Despite many rumours and reports from various outlets, as covered on the podcast, Declan Rice has not been in talks over a new contract recently

“Therefore he has not requested a release clause and any reports of this are simply false.

“The situation remains as it has been for a while, now that transfer season is over unfortunately stories like this will emerge so that there are things to talk about regardless of facts.”

Good news?

The club have made their stance clear on the 22-year-old for a while and it is that they do not plan on selling him.

However, that has not deterred the interested parties and should they want to lure him away from the London Stadium, then a fee in the region of £100million is expected.

If that’s the release clause West Ham put in his deal then it probably won’t be the worst idea ever.

Hopefully, the club can soon discuss a new deal with the player and make him the promise that if a bid meeting their valuation will be accepted and the 22-year-old will be allowed to leave.

The news coming in from Ex suggests that the player or his representatives are not looking to force a move away from the club so that’s a plus, undoubtedly.

It remains to be seen whether or not he’s still pursued as hotly when the window reopens in a few months.

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