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West Ham cut off Rice talks after £83m contract offer is rejected

West Ham will not hold further talks with Declan Rice until the summer transfer window has closed after the midfielder turned down an eight-year contract worth £83m.

Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing Rice this summer, but the 23-year-old's contract has two years to run and West Ham have the option to extend it by a further 12 months until 2025.

West Ham offered Rice a new contract worth £200,000 per week - which would make him the highest-paid player in the club's history - but the 23-year-old has rejected all offers and is open to leaving this summer.

The Hammers would be prepared to sell Rice, who joined the club at 14 after he was released by Chelsea, for the right price in the summer of 2023 if he does not sign a new contract.

West Ham manager David Moyes has said that Rice is worth at least £150m, while reiterating the club's position that the England international is not for sale.

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