Declan Rice asking price revealed, Solskjaer hints at Lingard’s Manchester United future

 Manchester United will have to pay more than £100m for Declan Rice. Ole Solskjaer hints at Jesse Lingard stay at Old Trafford.

Declan Rice and Jesse Lingard of West Ham, during a lap of appreciation-23.05.2021
Declan Rice and Jesse Lingard of West Ham, during a lap of appreciation-23.05.2021 - IMAGO / PA Images

 Manchester United will have to pay £100m for Rice

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been linked with a move away from the London club this summer and the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United are thought to be keen on securing his services.

The 22-year-old has developed into one of the best defensive midfielders in the country and West Ham manager David Moyes insists that the player will not be sold unless there is an offer in excess of £100 million.

Rice was outstanding for England during the European Championships earlier in the summer. There is no doubt that he deserves to play for a club in the Champions League and a move to Chelsea or Manchester United could be ideal for him.

The midfielder was released by Chelsea when he was a teenager and he will probably feel that he has unfinished business at Stamford Bridge.

It will be interesting to see if either of the Premier League giants are prepared to break the bank for the defensive midfielder in the coming days.

Solskjaer hints at Lingard stay at Manchester United

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Jesse Lingard could stay at the club this season and he has a big part to play for the Red Devils.

The 28-year-old was on loan at West Ham last season and he was outstanding for the London club.

Solskjaer believes that Lingard has managed to reinvent himself and he could be a useful option for the Red Devils.

The Manchester United manager also hailed the 28-year-old as one of the key goal scorers at the club right now.

The Red Devils already have the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood as their attacking options and it will be interesting to see if Lingard can force his way into the starting lineup the season.

“Don’t forget Jesse Lingard,” Solskjaer said while discussing his attacking options.

“He has reinvented himself and he has come back the man that we know. With the quality he has, he is going to play a big part. I forgot him when I spoke about goalscorers.”