Man Utd discuss ‘potential framework’ to sign Rice with West Ham midfielder interested in move

Man Utd discuss ‘potential framework’ to sign Rice with West Ham midfielder interested in move

Manchester United officials have reportedly discussed the ‘potential framework’ of a deal to sign Declan Rice, with the West Ham midfielder interested in a move to Old Trafford.

West Ham are keen to secure Rice to a new contract, though the England international is unlikely to sign a new deal amid aspirations of representing a side capable of challenging for major trophies.

 

Manchester United – alongside the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea – have monitored the progress of the 22-year-old, with the Red Devils keen to sign a defensive midfielder during next summer’s transfer window.

The Manchester Evening News are reporting that United’s hierarchy have already discussed a potential deal to sign Rice, whilst the midfielder is understood to have spoken to England teammates Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw about the prospect of a move to Manchester.

David Moyes said earlier this year that it would take a bid in excess of £100m to prise Rice from the London Stadium, though there is a sense the Hammers could cash in next summer on a player whose deal runs until 2024.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been keen to sign a defensive-minded midfielder this summer, but instead focused on the arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea are long-term admirers of the player, whilst Manchester City are considering Rice as a replacement for Fernandinho at the Etihad.

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