West Ham United manager David Moyes has admitted that the Hammers would have to consider any bids for key players like Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek at the end of the season.
The West Ham boss said (via Mirror): “Yes, any club can make offers for players, but we’ve not had any big offers. I hope we don’t get any but if we do, like any other club, we would consider them.
“I don’t know where the Bank of England is for Tomas Soucek, but I’ve said with Declan, it would take the Bank of England and the Royal Bank of Scotland to get him. It will have to be the Bank of Czech as well for Tomas!”
Both players have been excellent for the Hammers in the Premier League, and their form has attracted plenty of admiring glances from elsewhere.
Rice has been linked with a move away from West Ham in recent months. Chelsea were keen on signing him at the start of the season when Frank Lampard was in charge at Stamford Bridge.
It is unclear whether the Blues will reignite their interest in the 22-year-old defensive midfielder at the end of this season.
The England international has established himself as one of the most talented young players in the Premier League, and he wouldn’t look out of place at a top club.
Similarly, Soucek has proven to be a quality signing for the Hammers, and despite being a defensive midfielder, his goalscoring numbers have been excellent.
Moyes has put together a talented core at West Ham, and the club must do everything in their power to hold onto their key players beyond this summer.
The London side have a good opportunity to secure European football for next season, and that could help them convince the key players to stay.