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  • By Alessandro Schiavone at Deutsche Bank Park

Moyes reassures West Ham fans: ‘Rice won't go anywhere’ and then pinpoints key moment of EL exit

David Moyes is adamant that wantaway superstar Declan Rice will still be at the London Stadium next year.

Rice has attracted the admiring glances of several Premier League giants including Manchester United and Chelsea.

And after Thursday’s elimination from the Europa League and automatic failure to qualify for next season's Champions League, the Hammers could face an almighty battle to line Rice up at the London Stadium next term.

Asked if the "already-difficult" task of making him stay now just becomes a little bit harder, Moyes told Capital Football in Frankfurt that Rice's long-term deal in E20, coupled with the quality of West Ham's team means he won't go anywhere.

He said: "No I don't think so. I think we have a strong team and he's under contract for over three years."

Moyes pinpointed the exact moment West Ham's Europa League fate was sealed.

"I must congratulate Eintracht Frankfurt. We probably lost the game in the first minute at the London Stadium.

"We gave a goal away after 30, 40 seconds and ever since that point we've been chasing the game really.

"So congratulations to them and we wish them well."


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