Declan Rice appears to drop major hint about West Ham future, hours after Crystal Palace and Bournemouth links emerge

A general view outside of the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are said to be mulling bids for the West Ham United centre-back.

Declan Rice of West Ham United shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on April 29, 2018 in London,...

Just hours after being linked with moves to Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, Declan Rice appears to have dropped a major hint about his future at West Ham United.

According to the Sun, Palace and Bournemouth are mulling bids for Rice, who is involved in a contract stand-off with West Ham.

(L-R) David Sullivan, Karren Brady and David Gold of West Ham chat before the Barclays Premier League match between Portsmouth and West Ham United at Fratton Park on January 26, 2010 in...

Rice broke into West Ham's first team plans early last season and quickly endeared himself to the London Stadium faithful - many of whom have urged Hammers' owners to sort a new deal for the 19-year-old, via Twitter.

And it appears as though Rice is after the same thing, after he 'liked' one such tweet on Thursday afternoon.

Declan Rice Tweet

West Ham have already added Issa Diop to their central defensive options this summer, and continue to be linked with a move for Alfie Mawson, who also plays in Rice's position, which could prompt the Irishman to consider his options if his situation doesn't change soon.

With former Hammer James Tomkins, as well as Mamadou Sakho, Scott Dann, Jairo Riedewald, Jaraslaw Jach and Martin Kelly all capable of playing at centre-back, Crystal Palace is perhaps not the most obvious destination should Rice leave West Ham.

In contrast, Bournemouth have dearth of options in that department and could potentially offer greater first-team opportunities, with only Steve Cook, Nathan Ake and Tyrone Mings competing for two positions.

Could West Ham lose Rice to Crystal Palace or Bournemouth?

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