What West Ham Told Man Utd About Declan Rice Transfer Amid Paul Pogba Threat | Football

What West Ham Told Man Utd About Declan Rice Transfer Amid Paul Pogba Threat | Football

Manchester United have been told by West Ham that it will cost them almost £ 100million to win Declan Rice this summer if they are forced to sell Paul Pogba, according to reports.

The Red Devils are making plans in case it is decided after talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Pogba is best off leaving Old Trafford this summer.
The France international will soon return to pre-season training after playing for his country at Euro 2020 and will meet with Solskjaer to discuss his future.

Paris Saint-Germain are considering lower prices for the 28-year-old as his current contract expires in 2022 and he has rejected an offer of an improved deal.

Some claim the Frenchman is receptive to a return to his homeland to join Mauricio Pochettino’s side for the Champions League.

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The Daily Star says that if Pogba informs United that he wants to exit this summer rather than wait until his contract expires next year, they will look for a replacement for the player.
One of their main targets is Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, who United say could be signed for £ 50million.

The La Liga giants are believed to be ready to listen to the offers having signed former Leeds United goal Rodrigo De Paul this summer.

But in addition to their long-standing interest in Saul, United are also admirers of Rice from West Ham.

The 22-year-old who is linked with Chelsea and Manchester City performed superb for West Ham last season as they finished fifth to advance to the Europa League.

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Rice anchored the Hammers midfielder superbly and even captained the team 22 times in the top flight before playing alongside Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips for England at Euro 2020 as the Three Lions reached the final.

But United have been told that if they want to remove him from the London stadium it will cost them a record club fee, surely ending any chance of a transfer, with West Ham desperate not to lose their most valuable player.

Exits are believed to be a necessity for United to secure further deals, although Pogba’s departure would bring in around £ 50million and free up room on the payroll.

However, discussing Pogba’s future recently, Solskjaer indicated that he is confident the World Cup winner will still be at United for the 2021-22 campaign.

“Discussions are ongoing between representatives of Paul and representatives of our club,” he said.

“There is always speculation about Paul and there are always interested clubs because of course we saw Paul at his best.

“I am not going into the details of each of the discussions, but Paul knows what we think about it.

“I enjoyed the time I spent working with Paul and I hope we can [continue] work together. All the dialogue I have had with Paul is that he is looking forward to the new season. “


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