West Ham have nominated Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as a possible replacement for Declan Rice.
Rice is likely to leave the London stadium at the end of the season.
A recent report detailed that Rice is the subject of interest from a number of English clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and United.
The Englishman is at the top of Mikel Arteta’s wish list ahead of next summer.
It is also reported that United have “laid the groundwork” for a possible move to Old Trafford for the West Ham captain.
The London club seems to have softened its initial stance and has now lowered the asking price for Rice.
West Ham will need about 70 million euros to part with Rice.
According to West Ham Central, through a relatively reliable ExWHUE employee, West Ham may turn to McTominay to replace Rice.
The United player will be Rice’s long-term replacement.
Scott McTominay is being considered as the long-term replacement for Declan Rice@ExWHUEmployee pic.twitter.com/0zGiVgQLH2
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) January 21, 2023
McTominay has attracted a lot of interest this month as his fortunes at Old Trafford seem to have gone awry.
The 26-year-old was reduced to a cameo role, and Eric ten Hag preferred the midfield support in the person of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen.
Whenever a midfield substitution was made, Ten Hag mostly called Fred, not McTominay.
Newcastle is a well-known fan of the United Academy graduate along with other Premier League clubs such as Everton, Leicester City and Southampton. ‘
However, Ten Hag is said to appreciate McTominay and considers him an important player in his team. United has also rejected any inquiries made about McTominay.