Declan Rice has responded to the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United in the future.
The West Ham midfielder has been identified as a target at Old Trafford, where promising homegrown players have become the main profile of potential new buys.
Rice has largely impressed since breaking into the West Ham first team, and the 20-year-old reportedly now commands an astonishing price tag of up to £90m – a sum which has been deemed to be clearly too high by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.
While on international duty with England, with whom he was part of a disappointing defeat to the Czech Republic on Friday, Rice has now commented on the rumours linking him with Man Utd.
“I signed a five-year contract with West Ham last year, which will keep me at club till I’m 24, and for me this is the best place to be right now,” Rice is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror – who claim United could make a £70m bid for him in January.
“I am playing for a manager who has given me my chance and played me week in, week out.
“I’m improving every week and although I see all this speculation, I don’t really think about it too much.
“It’s all talk until something happens – and nothing has – so I’m just focused on West Ham, doing my best and making fans happy.”
Get the latest personalised Hammers products on our new TEAMtalk West Ham shop!