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West Ham boss Moyes dismisses Chelsea talk for Rice

West Ham boss David Moyes insists he is planning for Declan Rice staying long-term.

Rice is a summer target for former club Chelsea.

But Moyes says: "It was always the plan that there was no intention to lose Declan Rice. We've had no bids and no enquiries.

"There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around it, but I can only tell you what I know: he's a big player for us. He's so important, a big part of the squad, and he's growing into it.

"He's been captain of West Ham already and he's learning a lot about leadership from Mark Noble, so I hope in the future we'll have an incredibly talented footballer who's got good leadership skills and is motivated to be the captain of West Ham."

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