Man United and Chelsea set to go head-to-head for £70m rated Premier League midfielder

Manchester United are reportedly set to go head-to-head with domestic rivals Chelsea for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice next summer.

Rice, 22, joined West Ham’s youth academy in 2013 after making the switch from Chelsea.

Since his arrival in the country’s capital, the talented midfielder has climbed his way through the Hammers’ youth ranks before making his senior first-team debut in 2017.

The industrious holding midfielder has already featured in over 120 matches for West Ham and has grown to become a figurehead in David Moyes’ team.

However, according to a recent report from ESPN, West Ham are preparing themselves for a summer bidding war between Chelsea and United as both Premier League giants remain keen on the 22-year-old.

It has been claimed that the Hammers’ hierarchy have slapped a whopping £70m price-tag on Rice and would only be open to allowing him to depart should a bid within that region come in.

ESPN go on to claim that United are unlikely to make any moves during the January transfer window and are instead concentrating on outgoings.

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  1. Pointless article. Rice has said he had no interest in man utd and west ham have said hes not for sale .Now or in the summer. Never mind keep dreaming.

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