Manchester United have reportedly ended their interest in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. As the £90m fee the Wst Ham set is too high.
The 22-year-old England international is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top targets. He has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United.
However, it is claimed that United have looked at other targets. But are still targeting Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as they look to strengthen next summer.
According to ESPN, the Old Trafford club have doubts about Rice’s £90million valuation at West Ham.
There were also question marks about Rice’s pace with and without the ball, adding that he was too similar to Scott McTominay.
Still, United are still in the market for a defensive midfielder next summer, and Haaland, who Solskjaer is keen to add to his squad, is also keen.
Manchester United ended interesting Declan Rice
There were rumors that Jesse Lingard could be going the other way as part of a deal to bring in Rice, but it now seems any Lingard to West Ham deal would be separate from this one.
Declan Rice has started to raise his profile since turning on in the 2019/20 season. And featured heavily for England in their run to the Final of UEFA Euro 2020. He formed a daunting defensive midfield duo with Kalvin Phillips for the Three Lions, further cementing his reputation in that role.
Whether Manchester United will keep up their interest in Rice beyond this season remains to be seen. The club are actively examining midfield options. There is with moves for Eduardo Camavinga and Ruben Neves among a few others reportedly being considered.
Rice checks a lot of boxes for United however. If they can’t solve their problem in that position this summer. They will almost certainly continue to keep tabs going forward.