Man Utd could be clear to sign £70million play breaker in summer

Rice and Sancho for England

Declan Rice has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea for quite some time and the latest update might be in favor of the Red Devils.

Earlier this month, ESPN revealed that Man Utd are ready to battle the Blues and are willing to spend to sign the West Ham play breaker in the summer. The renowned source stated that the Hammers would demand a fee of £70million for their star.

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Frank Lampard wanted to lure the England international to Stamford Bridge but yesterday, the legendary midfielder was sacked from the club and now the situation is different.

According to a report covered by The Guardian today, it is likely that Chelsea will drop their interest in signing Rice now that Lampard is no longer in charge. It is claimed that other figures at the club were not so keen on luring the Three Lions midfielder.

Similarly, as per The Telegraph, West Ham are confident that with Lampard out, Chelsea will not look to sign their prized asset.

In such a scenario, Man Utd could be clear to sign the 22-year-old defensive midfield star in summer.

The youngster made his debut for England back in March 2019 and so far, he has made 10 appearances under the management of Gareth Southgate. For West Ham United, Rice has already featured in over 100 Premier League games, so he has ample experience under his belt as well.

In the current campaign, so far, he has captained the Hammers in majority of the games under David Moyes and has helped his team keep 7 clean sheets in the PL.

At Old Trafford, Man Utd clearly lack a specialist play breaker. Nemanja Matic was a top DM but now, the Serbian, who will turn 33 this year, mainly warms the bench and this term, he has only started 7 games in the league thus far.

Therefore, the former Benfica holding midfielder must be replaced by Solskjaer and Declan Rice would be a quality signing. We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming months and will keep you updated.

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