Danny Murphy gives Declan Rice transfer advice amid speculation from Man Utd and Chelsea

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Declan Rice has had another excellent season for West Ham (Photo: Getty)

Danny Murphy has called Declan Rice leaves West Ham for a title-challenging club where Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested.

Rice is one of the world’s best young players in his position and has been linked with a transfer away from London Stadium for some time, although the English national team player still has two and a half years on his contract.

But former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Murphy believes Rice should not patiently wait for a big money draw, telling talkSPORT: ‘If I’m him, I’m going.

‘Do you want to deprive yourself of another season where you can not win the Premier League and Champions League?

‘West Ham fans will be frustrated that people say it constantly because they’ve had it before.’

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Rice is already a regular starter for England’s national team (Photo: Getty)

A second-place finish with the three Lions at last summer’s European Championship, Rice’s wait for a trophy may be over by the end of this campaign with West Ham in the Europa League semi-final, where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.

The 23-year-old has already played 189 games for the Irons, but has reportedly turned down several new contract offers from the club.

Both Manchester clubs are currently favorites to pick up the player, ahead of Chelsea, who let Rice leave their academy, and the Blues may not be able to afford to bring him back to Stamford Bridge while undergoing a change of ownership.

West Ham manager David Moyes has been reluctant to comment on the transfer saga, saying: ‘We like December and he has time to continue his contract, so I do not think there is any great panic.

“It is not the top priority. We have other priorities and we are trying to add to the squad and get other positions in.

“Maybe he just wants more money. People are rejecting contracts. It’s not uncommon for players in clubs to say no to contracts, maybe it’s a negotiation tactic.”

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