Hammers unready to accept £90m City Rice bid


£90m City Rice bid is not enough

West Ham have made it clear – without confirming a £90 million Manchester City bid for Declan Rice – that they would laugh at the figures involved should that be the case.

Manchester City were reported to have made a bid on virtually every major side which with fee and extras would total £90 million.

The first bid tops those by Arsenal who are now expected to make a third offer although they are now looking for   alternatives to the Hammers skipper.

Declan has made it clear he would sooner remain in London but should City come in with better offers West Ham will be pushed to let him leave for the Etihad.

And quite clearly there is now exactly the sort of situation involved which will suit the Irons with the Champions League winners now seemingly ready to become seriously involved in taking the Hammers prize asset to the Etihad.

Claret and Hugh’s major source said: “Let’s just say that should such a bid have been made by City – £80 million plus £10 million we would have laughed at it.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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