Ten Hag ‘furious’ with Man Utd as they give transfer advantage to Arsenal

Erik ten Hag is reportedly unhappy with Manchester United’s lack of progress in their efforts to sign West Ham skipper Declan Rice.

Arsenal appear to be in the driving seat to sign Rice this summer window, although their opening offer of £80m was rejected by West Ham this week.

It’s believed that Rice favours a move to Arsenal, although United, Chelsea and Manchester City remain keen on a deal for the England midfielder.

But, The Sun claims that Ten Hag is ‘angry’ that United’s push to land Rice has been hindered by the club’s lengthy takeover discussions.

The report claims Ten Hag has identified Rice as a ‘perfect addition’ to his midfield and is ‘desperate’ for the Red Devils to submit an offer to West Ham.

It’s reported that West Ham are holding out for a fee more than £100 million for Rice, once all add-ons are included.

The 24-year-old, who captained West Ham to their first trophy since 1980 last campaign with a win in the Europa Conference League, has been given the green light to leave the club.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are also in talks with Atalanta over a deal for their Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund.

The 20-year-old finished the campaign with 10 goals in 34 games for the Serie A club, while Christian Eriksen believes his Denmark teammate would be a good fit at Old Trafford.

‘I can see him at Manchester United, but I haven’t recommended him to Erik ten Hag,’ Eriksen told Ekstra Bladet.

‘He is a fantastic guy and a good player and has really developed brilliantly at Atalanta. ‘What the club ends up doing, I will not be able to answer.’


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