Man United renewed talks with 23-year-old Premier League midfielder

Man United are prepared to make a move for Declan Rice in the summer transfer window. They could table an offer of nearly £115m, which they hope will be enough to convince West Ham United.

England international himself is keen on joining a team that can offer the midfielder the chance to win silverware, and so it is only a matter of time before he departs the Hammers. Man United’s desire to splash the cash on Declan suggests the Red Devils has conceded defeat in the race to keep hold of Paul Pogba.

With his deal expiring at the end of the campaign, the French midfielder is likely to exit Theatre of Dreams for free. Newcastle United have already expressed interest in the Frenchman, hoping to make him their marquee signing in the summer.

PSG have been listed as another possible destination for the World Cup winner, especially if the Parisians end up offloading Gini Wijnaldum. The Dutch midfielder has attracted interest from Arsenal, while Newcastle United say keen on a possible reunion.

Although not a like for like replacement for Pogba, the Red Devils believe Rice has the quality to solve one of the club’s biggest weaknesses by filling in the holding midfield role.

The 22-year-old midfielder has already made a name for himself with his defensive solidity in the number six slot. Combined with his tactical versatility and ability to read the game, the English midfielder is now a mainstay for both club and country.