David Moyes reckons West Ham will handle any inquiries for Declan Rice in the same way as Spurs did for Harry Kane.
Essentially the club has no intention of letting their p;rize asset leave and the manager insisys tyhje club have the power in all or any negotiations.
And he warned any interested clubs that the regularly quoted price of £150 million is incorrect and that the fee is now north of that!
He was asked if the Hammers would adopt a similar position to that of Crystal Palace on Wilfred Zaha, who has remained at Selhurst Park because clubs have considered his price too high.
Responding Moyes made it clear that he saw things in a somewhat different light before making it clear that Rice’s fee was rising all the time.
It’s clear the manager is ready to do everything in his power to dissuafe any interest as the media chatter goes on and on.
He said: “The first thing to say is that he is not for sale. If you are interested, well, it will be north of that (£150m) because £100million was cheap last summer.
£150million 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.”
“I look at what Tottenham did with Harry Kane albeit in a different way. They said: ‘No, there is a price and if someone wants to pay the price, then we would probably do it. If they don’t then he’s not going anywhere.’ That’s it, they have kept him.