Man Utd tipped to table massive bid for West Ham star

Manchester United have been tipped to make a big-money move for West Ham star Declan Rice in January.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, now a pundit, believes United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could target the Hammers youngster, who has impressed for club and country.

United shelled out £80million for Harry Maguire during the summer – a world record transfer fee for a defender – and are expected to spend big again when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

There has been speculation that they could move for Rice, who featured in England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria at the weekend.

Speaking to Football Insider, Wheland said: “I think Declan Rice could be the next player who goes for a Premier League record fee.

“We have just seen Harry Maguire go for £80million and I wouldn’t be surprised if Rice goes for more than that, above £90million, even.

“He’s young, English, hugely talented and is such a long way from his peak. You look at a team like Man United, who need a midfield anchorman and you can see it happening.

“They don’t mind paying over the odds for a player, as we saw in the summer. I could see them looking to get Rice in January.”