Premier League giants Manchester United have already strengthened their defence and forward departments in the summer transfer window by signing players like Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James. However, they are yet to identify a quality player and invest in that midfield position. Reports are now stating that they could sign Premier League star Declan Rice for a reported £100 Million deal.

According to a report carried by Express, Manchester United will have to shell out as much as £100 Million if they want to draft in Declan Rice from West Ham United. The English star has been a pivotal figure for West Ham United since the previous season and has even become a regular part of the national team.

Manchester United were linked with Rice in the recently concluded summer as they were looking for someone who could partner or even replace Paul Pogba. The Red Devils were also at one point close to signing Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Bruno Fernandes but none of the deals materialised.

Since a lot of other teams were interested in him, the Hammers have put a huge price tag for him. Rice has as many as four years remaining on his contract and this means that Manchester United will find it hard to get the price down.

On the other hand, Manchester United might themselves lose some of the available midfield options. Pogba has been linked with a move to various clubs while Juan Mata is also being linked with a move out of the club. It remains to be seen if the deal concerning Rice materialises though.