West Ham United may have presented Tottenham Hotspur and Everton with chance over Declan Rice

Cenk Tosun of Everton (R) and Declan Rice challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool,...

West Ham United youngster Declan Rice is reportedly wanted by Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and West Ham United's Irish defender Declan Rice (C) compete for a header during the English Premier League football match between...

West Ham United may just have presented Tottenham Hotspur and Everton with the opportunity they have been waiting for.

The London Evening Standard suggest that West Ham are now waiting until the end of the season to talk to Declan Rice about his contract extension.

The Hammers have failed to agree terms with the youngster, who has just months left on his current deal at the London Stadium.

 

West Ham have decided that they will put contract talks on hold, which looks like a risky move.

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are both interested in signing Rice, according to reports in Bleacher Report and the Daily Express.

And Spurs and Everton are sure to have taken note of West Ham’s latest decision.

Cenk Tosun of Everton (R) and Declan Rice challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Tottenham and Everton now have a chance to turn the head of Rice, before the expiration of his contract, and they could potentially get him in a cut price deal.

If West Ham have still not agreed a deal with Rice in a few months’ time, then Everton and Spurs will be free to approach the defensive midfield.

And that could be terrible news for West Ham’s chances of keeping hold of the youngster, who looks to have an extremely bright future in the Premier League.

Spurs player Ben Davies (l) reacts as  West Ham defender Declan Rice celebrates the winning goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at...

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