Gareth Southgate has yet to receive an update on Declan Rice's future amid reports the West Ham youngster had decided to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England.

A fine start to the season has fuelled talk around the international future of the 19-year-old, who has represented Ireland on three occasions.

Earlier this morning Ireland manager Martin O'Neill expressed confidence that Rice would recommit after deciding to sit out the last two international windows.

But within minutes, Sky reported he had opted to change to his birth country.

While O'Neill said he was still "hopeful", his England counterpart Southgate has yet to hear one way or another.

"I think I said last month there had been discussions but that hasn't been taken any further," he told talkSPORT.

"I said then, I think it was important that we gave Declan time to make his decisions.

"There's no update from our side on that so, yeah, I guess we'll know when we know."

While Rice maintains his silence this morning, it was initially noteworthy that he 'liked' an FAI tweet detailing O'Neill's discussions with his family.

Subsequently, however, he 'unliked' that tweet.