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Man United tipped to seal Declan Rice transfer with clever swap deal offer

Manchester United have been told they could tempt West Ham to part ways with Declan Rice by including a player in any transfer offer.

As the summer transfer window edges ever closer, the future of Rice is again the talk of the town.

It has been reported that the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and United are all keeping tabs on the 23-year-old’s situation at West Ham.

This week, it was claimed that the Hammers will be willing to listen to offers of £120 million for Rice.

As a result, United have been tipped to make a clever swap deal involving one of their own players.

Former Liverpool player Stan Collymore said in his column for Caught Offside: “He’s obviously in demand and is likely to be at the centre of a summer battle but I actually think going to Manchester United would be the best move for Declan Rice.

“Rice is the exact type of midfielder they’ve been crying out for, for years. He’s powerful, dynamic and can run box-to-box for days.”

Collymore added: “Although the Red Devils probably wouldn’t want to splash £120m on one midfielder, especially when we all know how much Erik Ten Hag wants a new striker, I can definitely see a situation where they offer some money and a player.

“I think including Scott McTominay in an offer would be quite appealing to West Ham.”

In the 22/23 season, the Scotland international has so far made 35 appearances for United across all competitions.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

As a result, the 25-year-old could be tempted to leave his boyhood club in order to play more regularly.

Collymore then questioned whether Arsenal would be willing to spend big on one player.

He said: “I know that may annoy some Arsenal fans due to the Gunners being so heavily linked with him, but with West Ham wanting £120m, I’m not convinced they’re going to have the money to get a deal done.

“I’m not saying Arsenal can’t afford to spend £120m, but you would assume that would be the bulk of their budget, so should they put all their eggs in one basket? – I’m not so sure because in order for them to continue to improve, they’re going to need more than one big signing.”

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