Chelsea have emerged as frontrunners to snap West Ham starlet Declan Rice on a free transfer next summer. Rice current contract is set to expire in the summer and the midfielder is yet to agree on new terms with the Hammers.
According to reports from England the Blues are ready to offer the starlet a mouth-watering offer to which is twice the amount tabled by West Ham. It is believed that West Ham are have tabled an improved bid of £20,000 for the player. However, Chelsea are preparing a bid of £40,000 for the highly rated midfielder.
Tottenham are also believed to be monitoring the player’s development and have joined the chase for the England u18 international.
He can slot into various positions including the defensive midfield position and as a centre-back. The 19-year-old broke into the first team in 2016/2017 season and has made 35 appearances in the league.
Rice actually began his career with Chelsea joining as a seven-year-old before the club released him at the age of 14. West Ham would be hopeful of securing a deal with the player but if he leaves then it would be Chelsea’s gain.
Manchester United Tipped To Sign Midfielder Who Has Six Goals In Three Matches
Manchester United have been backed by Newcastle manager Steve Bruce to sign Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in January.
According Bruce in his pre-match conference ahead of Newcastle’s trip to the Villa Park Stadium, McGinn is a ‘smashing lad’ who has all it takes to feature for one of the best clubs in the League.
The manager praised the midfielder for his determination to do well and he believes the Red Devils won’t regret bringing him to the Theatre of Dreams.
Despite Steve Bruce’s praise for the Scottish who has scored six goals in the last three international matches, it is very unlikely to see Solskjaer complete a £50m move for his services this winter
Aston Villa are willing to keep hold of the talented Scotland international; Hence, they have slammed a huge £50m price tag on his services in order to prevent interested suitors from snatching him off their grip.
In other Manchester United news, England international Marcus Rashford has revealed his happiness under Solskjaer’s tutelage and he wants the Norwegian to remain at Old Trafford.
Reports have it that former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could be the next manager at Old Trafford if Solskjaer fail to maintain his team’s recent form but the centre-forward has advised the Glazers to keep Solskjaer beyond this campaign.
Coutinho wants to join one club after Barcelona star snubs Tottenham transfer
Philippe Coutinho is holding out for a move to Liverpool if at all he leaves Barcelona before the transfer window closes, I according to reports.
Tottenham made an offer for the Brazilian earlier this summer but got a negative response from Coutinho.
Barcelona have been in the market this summer looking for club to ship the playmaker to as they are eager to see his back.
The 27-year-old has fallen short of expectations during his 18 months spell at the Nou Camp.
As per talkSPORT Coutinho snubbed a move to White Hart Lane because he wants to fight for his place at Barcelona.
And talk claim Liverpool is the only team Coutinho is willing to join.
But Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to make any move for Coutinho this late into the summer.
He dashed all hope of signing his former star man earlier this summer claiming the price tag would be a draw back.
“In general, Phil Coutinho helps each team in the world, still – 100 per cent,” Klopp told ESPN FC.
“I like Phil, I think he’s a fantastic footballer and all that stuff, but it would be a big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big-money signing and it’s not our year for that.
“It’s just not possible. As I said, having him would make each team better – us included – but I really hope that he finds his luck at Barcelona.”
Coutinho is most likely playing his next game at Camp Nou unless a loan move to Italy or France materialise.
Midfielder agree personal terms to join Manchester United, not Fernandes
Tottenham Hotspur wantaway star Christian Eriksen has put his stamp on a deal with Manchester United after agreeing personal terms.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer is well aware of his squad frailties in the central park and sighted Eriksen has a possible solution.
Eriksen made known his wish to leave Spurs at the end of the previous season and the 27-year-old was hoping Real Madrid would offer for him.
However, the coveted offer from Spain never came And United came with high intensity with the transfer deadline just a few hours away.
The news of United’s interest emerged through AS and the Spanish news outlet now claims have come to an agreement, as further revealed by the Metro.
Eriksen’s wage bill will be just short of Paul Pogba’s which will make him the third highest paid player at Old Trafford.
All that is left is for United and Spurs to agree over a contract fee but Spurs might try to drive a hard bargain as Eriksen is highly valued at the club.
Earlier this week, reports in Spain claimed that Spurs are now demanding a fee in the region of £60m for the midfielder.
United are sure a deal will come through but with the transfer deadline less than 24 hours away, the Red Devils are in a race against time.
Daniel Levy would rather sell the midfielder to a foreign side rather than see the Dane play for a Premier League rival.
Eriksen’s current deal expires next year and he has confirmed that he has no plans to renew.