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No sooner had David Moyes done his David Pleat-style break for ecstatic freedom in Prague than the glare of speculation turned to Declan Rice, with the West Ham captain widely tipped to leave the club following the Europa Conference League final.

Arsenal? Manchester United? Manchester City? Liverpool? Bayern Munich? Or will he do what Steven Gerrard did post-Istanbul 2005 and go back on the decision to join Chelsea? The price, should anyone wish to pay it, will be commensurate with the £106m it cost Chelsea to buy Enzo Fern├índez. “I love this club and I love playing for this club,” said Dec in the afterglow of victory. And yet.

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