West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has poured cold water over his Manchester United transfer rumours stating he’s happy with the Hammers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously mentioned his interest in acquiring young and hungry players as he looks to restructure the club ahead of the summer transfer window.
Rice is one of the players that fit the bill after an impressive season under Manuel Pellegrini.
He signed an extension with the club only last year keeping him put until 2024 and has no current plans to pursue a move away.
“I know that there’s speculation but during the season last year I just signed a new five-year contract with West Ham,” He said addressing speculations linking him to Manchester United.
“So my focus is fully on playing for West Ham. I’ve got a great connection with the fans; the fans love me and I love them and that’s the way it is at the moment. I’m not thinking about anything else, for sure.
“It’s been crazy. For me to have thought that I’d be playing as a regular for West Ham in the Premier League at 19 or 20 is something that sometimes you’ve got to pinch yourself on.
“But it’s one you’ve got to take in your stride as well – and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
The 23-year-old made it to Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man-squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations league clash against the Netherlands.
While he may not have any immediate plans to leave West Ham but he does fancy the prospect of one day playing in the Champions League.
“When you start out in football you always want to play at the top,” he said.
“You want to play in the Champions League. If you were in football and you didn’t want to do that there’d be no point playing.”