David Moyes is targeting a further three signings for West Ham in the January transfer window, after completing a deal to bring Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph back to East London.
Moyes returned to the London Stadium in December for his second spell in charge of the Hammers, and the Scotsman made it clear that the squad needs some fresh faces to help them pull away from the relegation dogfight.
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Speaking about the future of Rice, Moyes admitted that West Ham 'don't want to lose the midfielder', and would rather 'add more of him to the club.'
"Dec's got a great career ahead of him. He's improved since I was (last) here. He's shown real talent and I think in many ways he's doing an awful lot for the team.
"It's up to us to show we can add to that. I want more Declan Rices in truth. I don't want to lose him, I want to add more of him to the club."
Despite their desire to bolster the squad, the Hammers are no closer to concluding any transfer deals, and with the days passing by rapidly, Moyes must act quickly to pad out his struggling side.