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Exclusive: Man Utd give up on Declan

By Terry Robbins

CandH’s northern correspondent

Manchester United have admitted they have given up on any attempt to sign Declan Rice in the summer!

And a top United source made it clear that  Jesse Lingard was never going to be involved in a player plus cash deal.

That story was circulating a week ago but a top United source told CandH  this morning: “We couldn’t get anywhere near £80m or £90 million they are believed to want in the present situation given other business we are looking at.”

One of the club’s top targets will be Jack Grealish but they will need to sell Paul Pogba to make that happen!

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And David Moyes has already made it clear that £80m-£90m won’t get Dec anyway and that any club interested will need to think well in excess of £100 million.

The United source added: “We like Declan but given the valuation,  and that United are prioritising other positions,  it won’t happen.

“He is a top player but we can’t afford him and do the rest of our business. Talk of Jesse Lingard being used as a makeweight is totally wishful thinking.

He could easily end up staying at West Ham but United have no interest in Rice as things stand.”

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2 comments on “Exclusive: Man Utd give up on Declan

  1. ManU want Grealish? What for? Martial dives just as readily and is already on the squad. The game will never flow with those two out there, though the referees will get the attention they love.
    Leaving Rice alone. Good news.

  2. Would hate to see him go to Utd anyway the only club worse would be Tottenham and hopefully we tie him down to a contract that keeps him with us for many more years to come COYI !!!

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