Manchester United are keen on landing the signature of Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips next summer.
The Red Devils will prioritise a new defensive midfielder ahead of next season, and Phillips has been identified as the prime target.
However, a deal may not be straightforward for the Mancunian giants due to their rivalry with Leeds United from the past.
Leeds are aware of the interest in the 25-year-old, and they are already planning talks to extend his contract expiring in June 2024.
Phillips has not ruled out the prospect of penning a renewal, but he may demand a release clause to be inserted into the deal.
It is reported that a buy-out clause of around £60m could be included, and the Red Devils will have to meet the valuation to buy him.
Rice’s deal expires in the summer of 2024, but there is a 12-month option. The Hammers want at least £90m to sanction his sale.