West Ham set ridiculous £90m asking price for Manchester United target Declan Rice

If Manchester United want Declan Rice this summer they are going to need to fight for his signature.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is a fan of the West Ham midfielder, and he will recommend him to director Marina Granovskaia before the summer transfer window opens.

It was previously reported that Frank Lampard wanted the 22-year-old, but Rice to Chelsea speculation looked dead and buried when the former midfielder was axed as manager. Now his successor is looking to revive the club’s interest.

With Manchester United interested in Rice (intel backed up by our own sources), I find West Ham’s reported valuation a tad unsettling because there is no way we’ll spend £90m on him this summer. Complete and utter madness.

The midfielder recently made it clear that he wants to be playing in the UEFA Champions League (via MEN) — which could be made possible United next season.

Where have they got that figure from?

United will have West Ham knocking on their door over Jesse Lingard and then it comes down to where the player wants to go next, but I’m sure the fellow England international could be part of a deal as a makeweight to push it over the line?

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  1. Dont worry he wont be going anywhere. Pretty obvious story about Chelsea. What a surprise. Quite how many times west ham have to say hes not for sale -WHO KNOWS ? Re 90 mill sorry youre way off mark 100 mill plus has been stated if he was for sale.And hes not. Move on and dont put a ridiculous price on Lingard Silly me that wont be a ridiculous price will it ?!!!!! 2 yeatrs later Rice still at WEST HAM YAWN.

  2. Totally correct Mojen. And how can £90mil be unreasonable when they paid £80mil for a much older donkey in Harry Maguire. We do not want to sell him. He is a fan idol, worldclass, future captain and young. So we set what we believe is his worth to the club for which he is contracted to long term. £100mil plus has to be his value to us. So pay up or shut up.

  3. Uh no, Rice is NOT for sale and we are building a team around him, our captain. Rice’s comments were about the chance of playing in the CL with West Ham, not in general. You need to look elsewhere I’m afraid, this one definitely not going to happen. Oh we havent put any valuation on him as he is NOT for sale.

  4. This is typical of the bigger clubs. Tell the press who they want and the drip, drip effect will do the business for them. But, I believe that Declan is an intelligent erudite person and can decipher what this particular underhand scheme is about. West Ham are on the cusp of something momentous that could become historic in their annals. I only hope that GSB see this and will cooperate.

  5. If Harry Maguire is worth 80 Million then Rice is worth at least 120 Million. 22 years old and one of the best holding midfielders in the league.

  6. Yes £90m is ridiculous … ridiculously LOW!! If Maguire cost £85m then Rice is worth comfortably over £100m.

  7. Mate he’s the best defensive midfielder in the country and at 22 he’s only going to improve. £90M no chance he’s got 3 years left on his contract. I can’t see him at United maybe reunited with Chelsea or going to City.

  8. you live in cloud cuckoo land rice is worth £120 mill plus and Lingard is no make weight in any deal

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