West Ham’s Declan Rice is the current “hot property” many will want to get their hands on in the next transfer window. However, in an attempt to fend off any potential suitors, most importantly Manchester United and Manchester City, the club are preparing to set a British record £100million asking price for the 20-year-old player, reports Express.
United showed interest in signing the English midfielder in the summer, but the Hammers were unwilling to sell the youngster, who still has four years of his contract with the club. With Red Devils’ boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in need of strengthening the midfield, particularly if Paul Pogba pushes for a move away from Old Trafford, United might strike again this January, which is exactly what West Ham want to prevent.
City have also been keeping tabs on the Englishman, who is reportedly happy where he is and is not looking for a transfer at the moment.
Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has urged Solskjaer to be more determined when it comes to putting more pressure on the management to invest in new signings, as failing to do so may soon cost the Norwegian his job.
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