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Manchester United have shown the most interest in a deal for Declan Rice, but his transfer is based on a key departure from Old Trafford.
The rice has become West Hamkey man, wearing the captain’s armband in 17 Premier League games this season.
Nevertheless, the 22 year oldThe recent rise, including his now regular role with England, has drawn interest for some time.
Chelsea was interested under former boss Frank Lampard. In fact, the Blues let Rice leave their academy at the age of 14.
Nevertheless, United they have reportedly shown interest in the past as well. According to transfer expert Ian McGarry, the Red Devils lead Liverpool in the race.
“He is no longer on the roster of recruiting prospects for the Stamford Bridge club, but he has certainly piqued the interest of both Liverpool and Manchester United,” the source told Transfer window podcast.
“They have both expressed interest to Rice’s agent, as we understand it, and we have asked to be informed of any offer made to the England international.
“It is our information that United at this time is the greater in terms of interest in Rice, of the two clubs.
“However, that is also based on the possibility of the players leaving Old Trafford.”
McGarry added that one of United’s trusted midfielders would have to leave if he moved for Rice.
Scott McTominay He recently signed a new contract and has continued to prove to be a vital influence this season. In fact, in addition to his defensive work, he has added a good scoring touch to his game this season.
Fred, meanwhile, is another key cog in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. Nemanja Matic has also played her own role this season.
Rice would have to replace Manchester United star
“Clearly, what has been going on for the last few weeks has been a rotation system where Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic have been involved, playing certain games and staying out of certain games,” McGarry added.
“It is our information that one of those players more or less needs to be sent for Rice to join Manchester United, both on a fee, salary and contract basis because at the moment the financial situation at the club is such that they prefer not to add another. expensive player to his 25-man team.
“Instead, they would prefer to at least get rid of one of those players so it’s more feasible for them to sign Rice.”
Rice has played every minute in the Premier League this season, with the Hammers fourth in the table.
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