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Man Utd target Declan Rice told he will not leave West Ham

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Declan Rice still happy at Hammers despite United interest

Manchester United midfielder Declan Rice has been informed that West Ham plan to keep the player for the long-term as the Hammers slapped a £100 million pricetag on the England international. United are seeking a midfield acquisition in the January transfer window and have turned their attentions to the signing of Rice from the Irons.

According to the Daily Mirror, United are to launch a January transfer move for Rice, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed to be a huge fan of the midfielder. 

With uncertainty over the long term future of French international Paul Pogba, United are seeking midfield reinforcements and believe Rice could be the best available target come 2020.

Rice is understood to be happy at his current club, but has hinted in the past that he would move to a new club if the right offer came in. Chelsea and Arsenal are also known admirers of Rice as both clubs seek to sign one of England and Europe's best young midfielders. Rice has four years remaining on his contract with Manuel Pellegrini's side.