West Ham star Declan Rice calls £100m transfer price ‘crazy’ amid links to Chelsea and Man United

DECLAN RICE has said his £100m transfer claims are “crazy” as he discusses his desire to play in the Champions League.

The West Ham and England midfielder, 23, was named the Premier League’s Player of the Year at this week’s London Football Awards.

Rice has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United or Chelsea


Rice has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United or Chelseacredit: Getty

David Moyes also attended the ceremony and received the General Manager award.

The Hammers boss previously claimed Rice’s transfer was worth £100m, but the latter called the idea “crazy”.

Talking to Evening Standard After the event, Rice said: “You hear those numbers and it’s crazy to me.

“All I can do is get out there and perform, no matter the price.

“I just need to focus on playing well and performing as well as possible.”

The 23-year-old has attracted the attention of the biggest Premier League clubs over the past few years, including Manchester United and Chelsea.

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A move away from West Ham may be on the table, as he has confirmed that he has an “urgent” desire to play in the Champions League and at the highest level.

He added, “As a young player, I see close friends, big players winning big titles. You want to be a part of that.”

“You want to remember in this career what you won.

“I hope these moments I’m experiencing right now can motivate me to be better.”

Rice will have two years left on his summer contract, with an option to add another 12 months.

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