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Man Utd switch sights to West Ham captain Rice

Manchester United are eyeing West Ham captain Declan Rice.

According to Manchester Evening News, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified Rice as an ideal player for his system.

Rice was wanted by Chelsea during the summer transfer window, but the Blues balked at the £73million asking price.

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Instead, they decided to wait until the end of the season, and are reportedly unlikely to go after him in January.

It is now possible that the two Premier League giants could be involved in a bidding war over the midfielder next summer, with the player himself said to be unwilling to push for a move.

Rice, club captain at West Ham, is under contract until 2024 with a club option for a further year, meaning the Hammers are under no obligation to sell any time soon.

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