Manchester battle for Declan Rice? - The Gambling Times

Manchester battle for Declan Rice?

Manchester City have long been on Declan Rice’s trail, but Manchester United are ready to match any offer they make.

City scouts have been monitoring Rice for years, but his progress in the last 12-months has been rapid and now a host of clubs are keen including German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund – who are currently flooding England with their scouts.

But United are now emerging as leading candidates to land the 20-year-old holding midfielder, who has been brilliant for West Ham this season.

Rice has only recently signed a new deal that commits his future to the club until 2024, and that means that West Ham can demand a huge fee for their starlet.

And West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted the club would listen to a big offer for Rice.

“There are big teams who decide to pay an important amount of money: sure, if it is a good deal for the club and the player and improves his career then we can do it,” he said.

As it stands Bookmakers do not see Rice moving just yet, with PaddyPower making 8/11 to stay – with United the favourites to land him at 5/2 should he leave.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “I’ve heard the name ‘Declan Rice’ more than I’ve heard my own in the last few months.

“And, yes, I may sound bitter – because I am – but it seems as though he could be onto even bigger and better things, with Man United our favourites to sign him.”

Related Stories

Breaking News

Who will replace Benitez at Newcastle?

Newcastle United have confirmed that Rafa Benitez will leave the club at the end of this month, and they have already begun the search for his successor.


Leicester expecting record fee for Maguire

Manchester City and Manchester United are pushing ahead with their interest in Harry Maguire, but Leicester City remain determined to land a record fee for the England central defender.


Newcastle’s relegation odds slashed

Rafa Benitez's departure has seen Newcastle United's odds on relegation slashed.


Gareth Bale still believes in Real future

Gareth Bale believes he can still work his way back into Zinedine Zidane's plans at Real Madrid.

Betting Calculator

Launch as pop-out window

Accumulator Calculator