By Pranav Shahaney

26th Apr, 2022 | 2:10pm

Manchester City have no interest in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice

Premier League leaders Manchester City reportedly have no interest in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.

According to BBC journalist Mike Minay, the 23-year-old is not on the Citizens’ wishlist as they could look to replace Fernandinho.

David Moyes has stated on numerous occasions that he has no intentions of letting Rice leave and has slapped a British record valuation just in case any club pushes hard to sign him.

Via his personal Twitter account, Minay wrote, “Manchester City have no interest in signing Declan Rice from West Ham this summer.”

Relief

Knowing City, they’re very capable of breaking the bank for players they want.

Last summer, they spent top dollar on Jack Grealish even though he does not feature regularly for them.

Rice would undoubtedly walk into that playing eleven and would definitely make them stronger.

The fact that they’re not interested is a good thing for the Hammers but they still will have to be cautious about Manchester United’s interest.

The Red Devils will be looking for an overhaul under a new manager and might as well make Rice front and centre of their plans.

Moyes has been very clear from the start that he isn’t for sale, but a big bid could see the club’s stance shift.

In other West Ham news, a football finance expert has made a mammoth £200m Hammers claim amid recent speculation.

Be sure to follow West Ham Zone on Facebook and Twitter for 24/7 updates on the Hammers and more exclusive interviews with Frank McAvennie.