West Ham have reportedly set their price tag for star midfielder Declan Rice to warn off potential suitors from signing him.
According to the Express, the Hammers have slapped a £100m price tag on the 20-year-old, a British record transfer fee.
The report claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds an interest in the England international, and was prepared to make a move in January with United desperately lacking in midfield.
However, West Ham’s asking price will almost certainly price United out of a move for the player who currently has four years left on his current deal at the London Stadium.
Rice is also believed to be happy at Manuel Pellegrini’s side, and is not actively seeking a move elsewhere.
The youngster is one of the most promising midfielders in the Premier League at the moment, and has deservedly established himself as a key part of Gareth Southgate’s England setup.
Whilst United need a midfielder in the winter transfer window, Rice seems unattainable given West Ham have no reason to sell their prized asset.
Solskjaer may have to identify other targets to sign in January in a bid to bolster his midfield options.