West Ham United star Declan Rice was apparently scouted during Friday’s Premier League defeat to Sheffield United.
According to The Daily Mail, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his most trusted scout Simon Wells to observe the England international in action against the Blades at Bramall Lane.
United have long been linked with a move for Rice, who has developed into one of the Premier League’s better holding midfield players over the past couple of seasons.
His form earlier this season wasn’t so great, but Rice appears to be back on track now, and the England star did well against Sheffield United last week in front of watching United scout Wells.
The Hammers may now be bracing for renewed interest in their prized asset from United, who are desperate for midfielders – although any move this month is surely unlikely.
West Ham are facing a relegation battle and need to retain their best players.
TBR’s view – West Ham must not sell
David Moyes cannot afford to lose Rice mid-season given the threat of relegation.
West Ham supporters surely will not have to worry, although United could come in with a big offer.
Maybe in the summer the Irons could consider selling for a huge fee but right now the club would be fools to even entertain any interest given their league position and Rice’s importance to the team.