Manchester United are unlikely to enter the race to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the England international, but The Athletic claim that they may not make an approach.
The club spent big to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid last summer, and he has been brilliant from the defensive midfield role for them.
United are not looking to pursue another holding midfielder, and Erik ten Hag prefers to invest the money in the creative midfield position.
At the moment, Chelsea’s Mason Mount is the top target for Ten Hag, and there is optimism that an agreement could be reached for him.
Meanwhile, Arsenal could have a free run at signing Rice this summer, provided they are willing to meet the Hammers’ asking price.
The east London outfit are looking for around £120 million for the Englishman. The Gunners currently value him at £90 million.Arsenal will make a formal bid to sign the 24-year-old following the Europa Conference League final between West Ham and Fiorentina.