Journalist Ian McGarry claims that both Liverpool and Manchester United have asked to be kept informed about Declan Rice’s situation at West Ham.
The Hammers midfielder has repeatedly been linked away, with Chelsea often touted as the likeliest of suitors.
That has died down since Frank Lampard’s exit bu t that hasn’t stopped McGarry from throwing some more names into the ring!
He claims that both Liverpool and United are interested in doing a deal for the England international.
They have apparently been in contact with Rice’s agent and have asked to be kept informed of any offers!
He said, on the Transfer Window Podcast: “He is no longer on the transfer list of recruitment possibilities for the Stamford Bridge club, but he has certainly roused the interest of Liverpool and Manchester United.
“Both of whom have expressed interest to Rice’s agent as we understand and they have asked to be kept informed of any offers made for the England international.”
Now, we should say here that this is pretty obvious and of course we have heard the same stories so many times before.
The big clubs are interested in Rice because, naturally, he’s brilliant.
But this is the vaguest type of update from a journalist who is clearly trying to generate a story when there really isn’t one.
We maintain our stance that we’ve taken various times – it would take MASSIVE money for Rice to move on and his exit simply isn’t on our agenda!