It seems Paul Pogba is on his way out of Manchester United, after his agent Mino Raiola spoke openly about his desire to manufacture a move.
That led to speculation that the French midfielder could be sold when the January transfer window opens, though Raiola corrected himself at the Golden Boy Awards and confirmed it will be tough to find him a move in the winter window.
That gives the Red Devils more time to prepare for his departure and start looking for a potential replacement, with reports suggesting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a target in mind.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Solskjaer has identified West Ham captain Declan Rice as an ideal player for his system.
Rice was wanted by Chelsea during the summer transfer window, but the Blues balked at the £73million asking price.
It is now possible that the two Premier League giants could be involved in a bidding war over the midfielder next summer, with the player himself said to be unwilling to push for a move.
Rice, club captain at West Ham, is under contract until 2024 with a club option for a further year, meaning the Hammers are under no obligation to sell any time soon
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