According to reports, West Ham United have been handed a huge boost to their chances of keeping Declan Rice at the London Stadium this summer despite numerous exit rumours.
The report by Football Insider claims that a Manchester United source has revealed the 22-year-old is not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority target in midfield this summer, with the Norwegian thought to have “other targets” who are “ahead of Rice” on his shortlist.
Football Insider added that the Old Trafford recruitment team will “pursue other players” in the position before deciding whether or not to make a move for the West Ham star, who Gareth Southgate recently dubbed an “outstanding” player.
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Considering that Rice has continuously been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, if Football Insider’s sources are to be believed, the news that the England international is not one of Solskjaer’s priorities this summer is likely to be fantastic to hear for David Moyes and West Ham.
Having said that, if the £62,000-per-week midfielder continues to improve at the remarkable rate he has done so far in his career, it is not a difficult scenario to imagine Manchester United, or indeed another elite club, reigniting their interest in the Irons stalwart in the not-too-distant future.
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