According to The Sun, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is a summer target for Premier League champions Manchester City.
The report has claimed that City could expect to pay as much as £70m for the 20-year-old, who has been in impressive form for the Hammers this season.
Rice recently signed a new long-term contract with West Ham, meaning that he is contracted to the capital outfit until the summer of 2024.
As a result, the Hammers are in a very, very strong position to negotiate, should a huge bid arrive in this summer’s transfer window.
The West Ham fans have been on social media reacting to the transfer report.
And it would be fair to say that the supporters are absolutely desperate for their club to keep hold of the 6ft 1in midfielder.
Many even feel that £70m would not be enough to sign the London-born youngster.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Lol will be more than that.
Paid 60m for Mahrez and Rice one of the best youngsters about
— R. Jones ☆ (@RockyWhu) February 20, 2019
Add a 1 in front of that 70 and we might consider it. For a minute.
— Jack Allum (@westham009) February 20, 2019
— Will Mason ⚒ (@WillMason94) February 20, 2019
£170 million was it?
— Marnz™️ (@D_Marnz) February 20, 2019
— Adàm Dòbsòn? (@ADAMDOBSON1417) February 20, 2019
No way West Ham would let him go for a paltry £70m.
— Luke Styles⚒ (@LukeDavidStyles) February 20, 2019
Is that his loan fee??
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) February 20, 2019
And the rest
— Martin Osborne (@MartinOsborne16) February 20, 2019