West Ham are not looking to sell Declan Rice despite their plans to sign Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper claims that while Kral does play in the same position as Rice, the Hammers are not lining up the Czech international as a replacement.
Rice is believed to be a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City and, while the 22-year-old is said to be angling for a move away from the London Stadium, West Ham have received no official bids for the player.
The England international has turned down a number of offers to extend his current contract but he will not force an exit.
Even so, the pursuit of Kral could mean they are eyeing a long-term successor. The Czech, who is valued at around £10m, is closing in on a season-long loan deal to the Hammers with an option to buy.