“I’m playing with a smile on my face” – Declan Rice insists amid interest from Chelsea

Declan Rice insists he is completely focused and giving his all for West Ham amid interest from Chelsea.

The 22 year old rejected two offers to renew his current contract, which expires in 2024 amid interest from the Blues but insists he has not had his head turned by recent transfer interest.

“Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and about playing under the manager and what it’s like playing with the group of players I’m playing with,” Rice said ahead of their Europa League game against Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

“I feel you can see in my performances nothing is up, nothing is concerning me. I’m playing with a smile on my face, I’m going out there, leading the team.

“I think you could see a difference if I wasn’t giving 100 per cent but every time I’m putting on the shirt my only objective is to give everything for the club.”

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