90min revealed at first of April that Rice and his representatives had made it clear to West Ham that he was prepared to maneuver on, with the England worldwide eager to play Champions League soccer and problem for trophies.
And whereas the Hammers can nonetheless obtain that with success within the Europa League, 90min understands that Rice stays open to transferring this summer time and won’t commit his future to the membership.
West Ham publicly worth Rice at £150m and wish him to remain for at the very least one other 12 months – supervisor David Moyes has mentioned on many events that he’s not on the market – however sources have informed 90min that if a suggestion of £120m have been to be acquired, it’s nearly sure to be accepted by majority proprietor David Sullivan.
Manchester United are among the many golf equipment within the Rice and they’re ready to interrupt their switch file to signal him this summer time if incoming supervisor Erik ten Hag provides his seal of approval. Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea, the membership who launched Rice as a 14-year-old, additionally maintain a powerful curiosity and will make strikes of their very own.
Pay attention now to 90min’s model new podcast, Speaking Transfers, with Scott Saunders & Graeme Bailey. Toby Cudworth joins the present this week to debate contract conditions at West Ham, whereas there are updates on Man Metropolis’s pursuit of Erling Haaland and Chelsea’s plans for Romelu Lukaku.
90min additionally understands that Rice can be open to negotiating a brand new contract if West Ham have been ready to incorporate a launch clause – however that is not one thing the membership are keen to contemplate right now.
And though cash shouldn’t be understood to be the motivating think about Rice’s choice, that is not a determine the Hammers’ wage construction may accommodate at this second in time – until Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, who together with Pavel Horsky purchased a 27% stake within the membership in November, steps ahead to change the funds of the membership.