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Price for Declan Rice: Man Utd will need to pay £80m for West Ham midfielder

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West Ham set price for Rice

If Manchester United want to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice they will have to stump up £80m.

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Thats the claim in The Sun with the paper reporting that the Hammers have no intention of letting their star asset leave on the cheap.

Apparently United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “kept tabs on the England midfielder over the summer”, and he is ready to take the plunge.

On Thursday the 20-year-old Rice was named in the Three Lionss squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

The Sun quotes Rice telling FourFourTwo magazine that he believes he has “got the ability” to play for United.

But asked if he expected to move to Old Trafford any time soon, he replied: “Its all about the timing and I dont think the timing is right for me at all. Ive still got so much to learn.”

Martin in the middle

Man Utd have joined the hunt for Martin Odegaard, reports the Daily Mirror, but they face a “transfer battle” with Arsenal and Liverpool.

The 20-year-old, who is contracted to Real Madrid, has been making waves on loan at Real Sociedad this season, and it was stated earlier in the week that the Gunners have already had their scouts run the rule over the Norwegian as they look to replace Mesut Ozil.

But the Mirror adds that Solskjaer is “keen for his compatriot to be a part of his squad rebuild”, and is confident he can persuade Real Madrid to sell.

The Daily Star says that Odegaards asking price is likely to be in the region of £25m and the club that wins the hunt will be the one that can guarantee him “regular top-flight football”.

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