Manchester United have been heavily linked with England international and West Ham star Declan Rice for quite some time.
As per latest reports going on in the media, the Red Devils could table an offer to lure the Three Lions midfielder in January.
According to Mirror Sport, Man Utd could move in with a bid worth £70million to hire the services of the 20-year-old in the winter transfer window.
The above mentioned fee might not be enough to get his signing done if reports are anything to go by. Last month, The Express reported that the Hammers have slapped a mammoth price tag of £100million on their prized asset.
On the other hand, Rice himself is very happy at West Ham working under the guidance of Pellegrini, who plays him week in week out (Mirror Sport).
The youngster has already featured 5 times for the senior international side due to his impressive displays at club level.
In September, praising the highly rated DM, former Coventry City forward, Noel Whelan told Football Insider:
“West Ham have got a really special player on their hands. They will struggle to hold on to him (Rice), because the big clubs will be hot on his trail.”
Not to forget, West Ham defeated Manchester United 2-0 at home last month and the play breaker provided a solid cover in front of Pellegrini’s back-line. At the moment, they are 8th in the table, only two points behind Leicester City, who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.
Man Utd are three points behind the Hammers and need to step up big time. In the summer, Solskjaer lured the likes of Maguire and Wan-Bissaka to shore things up at the back but the Red Devils still need a strong holding midfield star taking into consideration that Nemanja Matic is past his best.
In your view, is Rice good enough to replace Matic at Old Trafford?