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Man Utd have clear run to sign West Ham star

Man Utd have clear run to sign West Ham star

Declan Rice news

Rice to Manchester United?

Manchester United are favourites to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice this summer, ESPN reports.

The Red Devils are expected to pursue a defensive midfielder, and Rice has been earmarked as one of the top targets.

He is expected to cost over £100m this summer, but reports claim that United could have a clear run for his services.

Manchester City have been linked with him in the past, but they are now prioritising a deal for Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are focused on bolstering their central defence with the expected departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Amidst this, the Red Devils have the edge in the pursuit, but it is unclear whether Rice would be tempted to join them this summer.

United are set to miss out on Champions League football, and they could at best be playing in the Europa League next campaign.

While United have signed several high-profile players over the years, Rice could prefer a move to a Champions League-based club.