According to a report from the Daily Express, West Ham want for £100 million for Declan Rice with Manchester United and Manchester City keen on the midfielder.
Rice’s stock continues to rise. The 20-year-old has made a fantastic start to the season with the Hammers. And his form has been recognised by Gareth Southgate, who has now handed the youngster a number of caps.
The Daily Express reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola want to sign the holding midfielder. But West Ham have set an asking price that they hope will put his admirers off making a bid.
The Express suggests that the Irons want a nine-figure fee for the academy graduate. It is noted that Rice is happy at the London Stadium and has around four years left to run on his contract.
It would be a fantastic statement from West Ham to keep Rice. Since his emergence into the Hammers’ first-team, plenty of the club’s supporters have felt that his departure is inevitable.
It is going to become more and more difficult to keep Rice as he continues to develop. But the longer they hold onto him, the more likely it is that he will leave them in a strong position.