Manchester United are ready to break their transfer record to land Declan Rice and make him the marquee signing of the first summer under new boss Erik ten Hag, 90min understands.

Rice has emerged as one of the best young midfielders in Europe and is the heartbeat of a West Ham United side that has challenged for a top four finish this season.

90min understands that Rice and his representatives have made it clear to West Ham that they feel this year is the right time for him to move on and further his career.

West Ham had opened conversations about a new deal for the England international last year, though the club know that they would be unable to match the wages on offer from other interested parties. It's expected that Rice would be able to pocket at least £250,000-a-week elsewhere - well outside of the Hammers' wage structure.

David Moyes suggested last week that it would take £150m to land Rice, but sources close to the situation have confirmed that a figure closer to £120m would see Hammers chief David Sullivan sanction a move for his prized asset.

United, however, do not have a clear run at Rice. Neighbours Manchester City and league rivals Chelsea are very much in the mix. Liverpool had previously expressed an interest in Rice last year, but the overall cost of the deal looks to have put them off.