"We understand..." - Journalist claims Man Utd had £100m bid rejected for "top player" last summer
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Manchester United saw a £100million bid rejected for Declan Rice last summer, according to TalkSPORT host Jim White.
Rice is one of the most sought-after midfielders in world football and has most recently been linked with a summer move to table-toppers Arsenal.
Indeed, though the England international is under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2024, it appears increasingly likely the player will leave in the summer window.
The 24-year-old has reportedly rejected his last three contract offers, while there are a host of Premier League clubs eager to snap him up.
While Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is allegedly lining up a summer move for Rice, Chelsea have a long-standing interest in the player, while United are also thought to have been keen in the past.
Manchester United saw Rice bid rejected
According to TalkSPORT’s White, United saw a massive £100million bid turned down for Rice in the summer.
On ‘White and Jordan’, the journalist said: “What would it take for a bid to be deemed successful in the next window? It is our understanding £120million, plus add-ons would get him.
“We understand that Manchester United last summer bid £100m and didn’t get him. Chelsea, Arsenal and United are still in the frame.
“That’s what it would take £120m, plus add-ons.”
Indeed, West Ham boss David Moyes claimed Rice’s departure would command a fee that would “blow [the British transfer record] out of the water”.
Last Wednesday Chelsea secured a £107million Deadline Day deal for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, making him the most expensive Premier League signing ever.
Moyes said: "Undoubtedly Declan is going to be a top player.
"He'll be a British transfer record if he ever leaves West Ham."
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