An attempt to sabotage Arsenal’s pursuit of Declan Rice, a star player for West Ham, is apparently being considered by Manchester United.
Man Utd are weighing up a player-plus-cash offer for Rice that could include Harry Maguire or Scott McTominay, reports The Telegraph.
The Gunners’ second bid of £90 million for the England midfielder, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Manchester City, was rejected by the Hammers on Tuesday June 20 – and United could now swoop to beat their rivals in the race for his signature.
Rice is out of contract in 2024 and Hammers chairman David Sullivan confirmed earlier this month that the 24-year-old had played his last game for the Europa Conference League winners.
The Telegraph claims West Ham are interested in McTominay and manager David Moyes is a huge admirer of Maguire.
Moreover, the report adds that the United duo may leave Erik ten Hag’s team this summer.
Despite that, Arsenal are likely to return with a third bid for Rice, who favours a move to the Emirates Stadium.