Manuel Pellegrini says ‘it’s impossible’ to guarantee Declan Rice will stay at West Ham.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a superb season for West Ham, being nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award and being named as the club’s Player of the Season.
Rice’s form has also seen him be called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, having controversially switching allegiances from the Republic of Ireland, and has since gone on to earn two caps for the Three Lions.
The midfielder is believed to be interesting the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City, and West Ham boss Pellegrini has refused to offer any guarantee’s to the Hammers faithful that Rice will remain at the club.
“It’s impossible, I cannot know the future. He is, of course, a player who has had a brilliant season, who is 20 years old and an English player who has a lot of qualities,” Pellegrini said.
“Maybe some of the big teams, or all of them, will want him. But that is one thing – the other is whether he will stay here or he goes, and I cannot say at this moment.”