David Moyes has cleared up some confusion regarding Declan Rice’s move to Chelsea.
Declan Rice is a product of the Chelsea academy and although the Blues let him go easily, West Ham won’t do the same, according to West Ham United head coach David Moyes.
According to reports, Frank Lampard is looking to get the midfielder to Chelsea and train him to become a centre back.
‘It was always the plan that there was no intention to lose Declan Rice – we had no bids and no enquiries,’ Moyes said in a press conference on Friday.
‘I can only tell you what I know, and I wouldn’t have wanted to lose him anyway.
‘He’s so important, a big part of the squad, has been captain already, and is learning a lot about leadership from Mark Noble.
‘I’m hoping in the future we have an incredibly talented footballer with leadership skills and who is motivated to be captain of West Ham.’
Moyes was also asked about midfielder Jack Wilshere’s future at West Ham.
He said: ‘Jack’s got a year to go on his contract. He’s here and has been very good.
‘I’ve really enjoyed working with him. For all the injuries he’s supposedly had, he’s been fantastic in training, so I’ve enjoyed having him.’