According to a recent report from Sky Sports News, Premier League side West Ham United have made it clear to Manchester United and Manchester City that Declan Rice is not for sale. The 20 year old had a phenomenal season in 2018/19, making 34 appearances and even making the step up to the England senior squad. Rice is widely considered to be one of the best youngsters in English football today, which is why City and United were said to be so interested. They both made contact with the Hammers regarding the possibility of getting a deal done, but right now, it seems as if the London-based club are going to be holding firm. Manuel Pellegrini reportedly sees him as a vital part of the operation at London Stadium, as West Ham go in search of European football once again.
The belief was that City were going for Rice on the off chance that their deal for Rodri falls through, whereas Manchester United are still trying to figure out what their priorities are in the summer transfer window.
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