“£100m I’d say probably not, but as a midfield player with Soucek, it’s an outstanding pair that.”
Neville went on to say that Rice and Soucek would play in any team’s engine room, other than that of Manchester City.
“You’d want them in your midfield,” said the former Red Devils defender. “Apart from Manchester City, they could go and play in any midfield.”
Rice is under contract at West Ham until the summer of 2024 but has reportedly turned down the offer of a new deal on three separate occasions, suggesting he could soon be angling for a new challenge.
And United’s transfer chief Murtough could look to play on West Ham’s interest in Lingard in an attempt to pull off a swap deal that could benefit all parties, according to United We Stand editor Andy Mitten.