talkSPORT’s Jim White has claimed that Manchester United had a £100 million bid for Declan Rice rejected in the summer transfer window.

It’s little wonder why Manchester United were prepared to pay such a big fee for Declan Rice. The 24-year-old has been unbelievably good for West Ham for the past four years now.

Those who watch him regularly know that, whilst everyone else seems to finally be waking up to that fact.

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Whichever club wants to sign Rice in the summer transfer window will have to blow the current British transfer record out the water according to David Moyes.

That currently stands at £106 million after Chelsea splashed out mega money to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica on transfer deadline day in January.

And it seems as though Man United got near to that fee for Dec in the summer…

Manchester United made Declan Rice bid

The Red Devils launched a mammoth bid for Rice in the summer according to Jim White.

The football presenter told talkSPORT:

Manchester United made Declan Rice bid
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“What would it take for a bid to be deemed successful in the next window? It is our understanding £120m plus add-ons would get him. We understand that Manchester United last summer bid £100m and didn’t get him. Chelsea, Arsenal and United are still in the frame. That’s what it would take £120m, plus add-ons.”

That would be a massive fee, and if West Ham can get that kind of money for Rice, then it will definitely soften the blow of moving him on.

I feel like we’ve all accepted that he will be leaving the London Stadium in the summer now.

David Moyes’s main priority now should be finding the perfect replacement for Rice. There are plenty of options out there including the likes of Ibrahim Sangare, Sofyan Amrabat and Edson Alvarez.

If Manchester United, or any other club for that matter, go big with a £120 million plus bid for Declan Rice in the summer, he will undoubtedly be sold. It will be a sad day for the Hammers, but Moyes and the owners must ensure that they have a plan in place to improve when Dec finally moves on.

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