Declan Rice remains a “top” transfer target for Man Utd despite there being ‘no negotiations’ taking place with West Ham, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Hammers midfielder and Tottenham’s Harry Kane recently emerged as the Red Devils’ ‘most ambitious and costly targets’ for the summer transfer window.
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Rice has been one of West Ham’s best players in recent seasons and is also a mainstay in Gareth Southgate’s England starting XI.
His terrific form has unsurprisingly seen him be reported as a transfer target for multiple clubs, including Man Utd and Chelsea.
Speaking earlier this month, Irons manager David Moyes insisted that Rice is “not for sale”. The former Everton boss says the minimum a team will have to fork out to sign the 23-year-old is £150m.
“The first thing to say is that he is not for sale,” said Moyes.
“But if you are interested, well, it will be north of that, because £100million was cheap last summer, and £150million just now would be minimum – but he is not for sale.”
Amid Man Utd’s strong links to the midfielder, renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that he is “top of the list” for the Red Devils, whilst confirming that there are no negotiations taking place between the two Premier League clubs.
He told FIVE (via This Is Futbol): “I see some names at the moment, from what I’m told, are not something concrete like Declan Rice who’s has always been top of the list for Man United but there is no negotiation, there is nothing going on with West Ham.
“So at the moment, we can’t say that they’re negotiating with Declan Rice, he’s always been top of the list but at the moment, also after what David Moyes said a few days ago, it’s not going to be easy.”