MANCHESTER UNITED are the latest club to register an interest in signing West Ham youngster Declan Rice, reports claim.
The 19-year-old is out-of-contract at the end of the current season and is yet to commit his future to the Hammers.
PA:Empics Sport4 Rice has been one of the stars of West Ham's season
Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund are all understood to be keen on the teenager.
And according to The Daily Star, United have made their interest known to West Ham officials.
Though United have struggled in defence this season, Rice has established himself as a holding midfielder during the 2018-19 campaign.
All of his 12 appearances this season for Manuel Pellegrini's men have come in that role though he could yet return to the back later in his career.
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SunSport understand West Ham offered Rice a new deal worth £15,000-a-week – a 400 per cent increase on his current contract.
That proposal is said to have been rejected, with the offer well below the wage earned by his teammates.
But earlier this month he confirmed his desire to remain at the London Stadium.
Speaking to The Times, he said: "I want to sign for West Ham and I think it is going to happen.
PA:Press Association4 Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to hold on to Rice
"Playing every week is what is best for me at the moment and hopefully the contract can come soon."
Former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp expects the large group of clubs keen on his services to also include Manchester City, who he expects will already be monitoring the player.
He told the Daily Mail: "Rice has all the hallmarks of Fernandinho, the anchorman of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City midfield.
"The Brazilian is still performing at the peak of his powers but given he is 33, City will be on the lookout for a long-term replacement.
Sportsfile – Subscription4 Rice is yet to decide whether to represent Republic of Ireland or England
"I would not be surprised if Rice is already on their radar."
The early years of Rice's career has also been overshadowed by his international allegiance.
Despite having made three friendly appearances for the Republic of Ireland, Rice could yet choose to play for England – the country of his birth.
He is yet to make a decision and has opted out of recent Republic squads to give himself extra time to consider his options.