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Man United identify Rice alternative

Manchester United are eyeing a move for Lazio man Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, potentially as an alternative to Hammers star Declan Rice.

United have long been linked with a potential move to sign the England international from the Hammers and those rumours are just refusing to go away.

However, a new report in Italy, via talkSPORT, claims that United want to sign Milinkovic-Savic in the summer as they seek a deal for a midfielder at the end of the campaign.

Milinkovic-Savic has been touted as a possible contender for the club, with the Serbia international valued at £58.5m.

A move for him may well be cheaper than Rice, who is valued at well over £100m by the Hammers hierarchy.

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Ruben Neves, of Wolves, has also been linked with a potential switch to Old Trafford and he recently helped Wolves to a huge 1-0 win over United away from home.

Milinkovic-Savic, by comparison, has been with Lazio since 2015 and has made a total of 272 appearances for the Italian club.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

One comment on “Man United identify Rice alternative

  1. They’ve been skirting around this issue for what seems like forever. They know that they cannot afford Rice and understand it will take a national record of a fee to capture him.
    This situation tells a couple of stories, firstly that Man U cannot do what they used to do in the past by unsettling players with a few rumours and back page speculation, then getting the player well below their market value, and secondly, this West Ham is different to the West Ham of old, where we couldn’t keep our best players and would end up selling these players for next to nothing.

    If I was Declan, I would enjoy the ride with West Ham, because this will always mean much more to him when he hangs up his boots than playing for a money rich club that can buy almost any player that they want. Man U are in a state of great change and you only need to look at their mess of a transfer strategy to figure this out… AVOID.

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