West Ham tipped to accept bid for Declan Rice after confirmed news - Mills
West Ham would accept a £100million bid for Declan Rice, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender claimed that West Ham could replace Rice with a player from the Czech Republic for £15million.
David Moyes told Sky Sports last week (October 24) the opportunity to sign Rice for the “bargain” price of £100million had now gone.
The West Ham boss insisted he was not worried about losing any of his players as his fine start to the season continued.
Rice scored and played the full 90 minutes as the Hammers beat Aston Villa 4-1 at Villa Park this weekend.
“It would be very, very difficult to turn it down if a £100million bid did come in,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“It’s easy to say ‘I’d never do this, I’d never do that’. Very, very easy.
“All of a sudden, it’s on the table and you go ‘Ooh erm, tell you what, it’s not bad, is it?’.
“Talking about it is one thing and it’s easy to say no when it’s a hypothetical. But when it’s put in front of you and its reality, it’s different.
“‘£100million, Declan Rice? We can buy someone else for £40million or we can dip into the Czech Republic again and pick up another star for £15million. You know what? I think we’ll do that’.
“At that point, the player will want to leave too. No bid will come in unless Declan Rice has had talks with some sort of medium that he wants to go. Otherwise, you’re just going to embarrass yourself. ‘We bid £100million and Declan Rice said no’.”