Declan Rice’s value now "north of" £150m as Moyes warns off Man Utd and Chelsea

Declan Rice is now valued at "north of" £150million according to manager David Moyes, as he warns off interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

The West Ham United boss is keen to keep hold of the England international, who has continued to impress as one of the Hammers' key men this season.

As a result, reports of transfer interest from the likes of United and Chelsea continue, whilst Manchester City have also been linked with a move in recent months. However, Moyes has issued a hands-off warning as he discussed the likelihood of the 23-year-old leaving the club this summer.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's clash with Everton, Moyes explained: “The first thing to say is that he is not for sale. If you are interested, well, it will be north of that because 100 was cheap last summer.

"150 just now would be minimum but he is not for sale. What I do know is that it means there are only certain clubs that could even consider it.”

United and Chelsea are understood to still be eyeing a move for Rice when the window re-opens in the summer, whilst City have also been linked during this season.

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West Ham were said to have increased their asking price to £200million in January as they looked to avoid losing their star man mid-season.

Rice has made 38 appearances for West Ham this season, scoring four goals and adding four assists, as well as captaining the side in all but three of their league matches this term. He has also now accumulated 29 caps for England and has become one of the first names on the teamsheet for the Three Lions, with Gareth Southgate even tipping him for the captaincy in the future.

For now, though, Rice will have his attention focused on helping West Ham qualify for Europe via the league once again and their Europa League quarter-final with Lyon in April.

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