Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been ruled out as a replacement for Declan Rice by West Ham insiders.
Kalvin Phillips came through the youth academy at Leeds and Man City paid a £42m transfer fee and £3m in add-ons for the England international and midfielder signed a six-year contract with Pep Guardiola’s die in July 2022.
He has been regularly linked with the Hammers over a period of months but appears he has no desire to move from the Manchester club.
Claret and Hugh asked a club insider if Phillips was a realistic proposition for a replacement for Declan Rice given all the noise there has been in the media and they were told it wouldn’t be happening.
The source said: “There was, of course, interest given David Moyes bid for him but the player has made it clear to everybody he is staying where he is. And that is how we understand it.”