Published: Tue, November 20, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Liverpool interested in signing West Ham’s Declan Rice

Liverpool interested in signing West Ham’s Declan Rice

After I said this, just a couple of minutes ago, just had a message going: "He's going to Arsenal on a free".

However, asked about suggestions that he should have ensured 19-year-old Rice did the same by handing him a cap in a World Cup qualifier against Moldova in October last year, O'Neill bristled.

West Ham's English-born Rice has opted out of recent Republic squads after playing in three friendlies as he mulls over whether changing his global allegiance to the country of his birth.

Hammers fans are seriously concerned the club could lose Rice over his much-publicised contract impasse.

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On top of that, the Portuguese mastermind has struggled to instill any sort of attacking efficiency in the team and could get into further trouble should the likes of Sanchez and co. continue to under-perform throughout the rest of the campaign. I haven't really thought through exactly where Rice was in that particular scheme, I don't know if he was playing regularly for West Ham at the time - I doubt it.

Pogba, who rejoined Manchester United in 2016 from Juventus, has taken three penalties this season, converting two and missing one, although the one he missed against Everton in a 2-1 win he converted on the rebound.

"In the Southampton game, Mourinho came to me and said: 'I want you to lift the trophy'".

A potential tug-of-war with Nigeria or England for the services of the Dublin-born Obafemi looked likely last week as O'Neill suggested that the player would be reluctant to travel to Denmark as he had yet to make a final call on his global allegiance.

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He said: "Michael looks as if he's got good talent".

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen his squad after falling to sign a sign first-team player in the summer transfer window.

Tensions perhaps most famously came to a head when Mourinho's Real Madrid met Guardiola's Barca in the Champions League semi-final in 2011.

"City is a new game, a new situation".

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United reportedly feel Tottenham will be stubborn regarding their boss, who they hold in high regard.

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