Manchester United and Chelsea appear to have received a significant transfer boost in their search of a world-class midfielder, according to reports.
In recent years, the England international has been one of the top players in the Premier League, and he is unquestionably one of the best young players in Europe in his position.
It appears that it is only a matter of time before the West Ham midfielder wins a move to a bigger club, with Manchester United and Chelsea being the most heavily associated with him in recent months.
Rice has reportedly informed West Ham that he would not be signing a new deal in the foreseeable future, in order to pressure the Hammers into selling him.
The 22-year-old is likely to fetch roughly £94 million, and he has already stated that he is unhappy with his high asking price.
Rice will undoubtedly hope that this newest move will assist him in obtaining the transfer he desires, and Man United and Chelsea will undoubtedly be encouraged by the news.
Rice spent time as a child at Stamford Bridge, and it’s understandable that the Blues would want to re-sign him after witnessing his meteoric ascent in recent years.
Meanwhile, United needs a long-term successor for the ageing Nemanja Matic, as well as a midfield upgrade over the inconsistent Fred.