CHELSEA and Manchester United will reportedly battle for Declan Rice in the summer.
Rice, 23, is now worth £150million from West Ham The club are determined to keep the midfield star.
He has two years left on contract with David Moyes, who plans to build his team around the Englishman.
Rice is dying to play in the Champions League, something Ralf Rangnick’s side can’t guarantee right now.
United are also prioritizing the appointment of a new manager Discussions with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.
However, with Chelsea barred from transfer activity due to the current government sanctions, they are also unwilling to make a move.
West Ham could try to extend Rice’s contract but he is reportedly unlikely to agree to the terms, having previously rejected two offers for a new deal.
The Hammers have an option to extend Rice’s contract by a year and keep him at the club through 2025.
That is why they have now increased their asking price David Moyes suggested Rice is worth £100million just last month.
West Ham could still qualify for the Champions League by also winning the Europa League, while Moyes’ side are set to take on Lyon in the quarter-finals.
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