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West Ham want to build their future around Declan Rice as they look to the UEFA Champions League.
England star Rice is maturing into one of the Premier League’s most complete players – and the Hammers aren’t even happy at the idea of letting him leave the club.
Instead, they believe they can become a real force in the first division by making the 22-year-old a major part of their plans going forward.
SunSport knows it is being seen as a symbol of what the club stands for – and with an investment from a Czech billionaire in the pipeline, the Hammers are setting their sights high.
In the meantime, Aston Villa will consider Denmark coach Kasper Hjolmand as they search for a successor to Dean Smith.
Chief executive Christian Purslow said the club chose to make a change during the next international break after “not seeing the continued improvement in results, performance and position in the league” last season.
Hjulmand helped rally Denmark to the Euro 2020 semi-final against England after Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in the group stage, and he is expected to be considered alongside a number of other players.
SunSport understands Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at Manchester United hangs by a thread.
The question now is when not if the club will fire him.
Solskjaer took advantage of the international break to return to Norway with his family and get away from the flames.
The mood at Old Trafford has turned to a resignation among players and staff that he is on his way.