Declan Rice has indicated he wants to leave West Ham, saying he wants to win trophies and play in the Champions League. The England midfielder has no intention of extending his deal and is expected to be sold for a big fee next summer.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are interested and Newcastle may enter the race if they qualify for the Champions League.
It is thought West Ham will allow their captain to leave, even though they will hope to deter bidders by demanding a large fee of at least £100m. Rice’s contract runs until the summer of 2024, with the option to extend by a year, and he has rejected offers of a new deal.
The 23-year-old is desperate to play at the highest level and has said playing for England increases his desire to compete for major honours.