West Ham reveal Rice sales policy


Smith Rowe  option as West Ham reveal Rice sales policy

West Ham reveal Rice sales policy by Hughie Southon

West Ham have revealed their Rice selling policy and refuse to rule nothing as they bid to get the best offer possible.

There have been suggestions that the Hammers want a straight cash deal of between £100m to £120 million but Claret and Hugh has been told that is not the case.

A top contact at the London Stadium made it clear that they are also ready to look at cash plus players offers as they bid to get the best deal available.

David Moyes has shown a big interest in Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe and is also keen on Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher.

The sale is unlikely to be completed quickly with Manchester City and Manchester United set to get involved but our top source made it clear to us that the club will consider cash plus player/s given the number of good players who could be made  available.

West Ham reveal Rice sale policy

We were told: “It depends entirely on what is offered – we are ruling nothing out on either front but no acceptable offers have  has been pit before us at this stage.”

Arsenal have been favourites for weeks but the opening offer of £80 million plus extras is way short of the fee the Hammers want and they are looking for the three other clubs to come in given that Mikel Arteta refuses to allow Emile Smith Rowe become part of any deal.

Should Chelsea offer a similar cash deal plus Gallagher or City came in with the same plus Kalvin Phillips the Irons would be in a very strong position.

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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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