Man City rule out summer transfer move for Declan Rice despite Pep Guardiola being huge fan of £150m West Ham star

MANCHESTER CITY have dominated out a summer season transfer for Declan Rice.

City boss Pep Guardiola is believed to be an enormous fan of West Ham’s England midfielder.

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And with membership captain Fernandinho anticipated to depart Metropolis on the finish of the season, a transfer to the Etihad appeared Rice’s almost definitely vacation spot.

However the champions’ precedence is now a striker, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland the highest goal.

West Ham have made it clear they might not be interested in promoting Rice anyway throughout the shut season — with Chelsea and Manchester United additionally strongly linked.

Though he has but to commit himself to a brand new deal at London Stadium, his membership nonetheless worth him north of £150million.

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That worth is prone to plummet if he continues to withstand the Hammers’ efforts to tie him all the way down to a long-term contract.

He has two years left on his present phrases, whereas the membership have the choice of extending it by one other 12 months to summer season 2025.

Guardiola should determine whether or not to herald a defensive midfielder if 36-year-old Fernandinho does finish his nine-year keep on the Etihad.

He nonetheless has Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan – with the German quickly heading into the ultimate 12 months of his present contract.

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Earlier this season, Rice outlined his ambition to win each trophy accessible in soccer, telling Gary Neville’s Overlap: “The primary one for me is that I don’t wish to have a profession the place I’ve not received something.

“I’ve grown up seeing all these high gamers win all the large trophies, like your self, successful the Premier League so many occasions and the Champions League.

“Me as a soccer fan, and in addition as a participant, I wish to win one of the best stuff.

“I wish to win the Premier League, I wish to carry that trophy.

“I want to win the Champions League, the FA Cups, the League Cups, even stuff with England, I want to win it all.”

MANCHESTER CITY have dominated out a summer season transfer for Declan Rice. Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola is believed to be an enormous fan of West Ham’s England midfielder. And with membership captain Fernandinho anticipated to depart Metropolis on the finish of the season, a transfer to the Etihad appeared Rice’s almost definitely vacation spot. However the champions’Premier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar