West Ham are desperate to keep hold of the highly-rated 20-year-old who has been a revelation since switching from defence into a holding midfielder role.
It's going to be interesting to see how things develop over the coming weeks but Rice would be a superb signing for Man Utd or indeed Man City if either of the Premier League heavy-weights were able to get a deal agreed.
The French forward has had his problems at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho wanted to sell him and sign Ivan Perisic in his place last summer.
It does seem unlikely that Martial will rock up at the London Stadium but that hasn't stopped their fans enjoying this moment on Twitter.
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Now, the Frenchman has been identified as a top transfer target by Manchester United, who are interested in recruiting him this summer to resolve their issues at the back.
Leicester City's Harry Maguire is another player United are interested in but the Foxes are digging their heels in as they seek £90m for the England worldwide - a fee which has put off United's rivals Manchester City.
Any of those three would likely cost more than the £75 million record set for a defender, which is how much Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk from Southampton 18 months ago.
A centre-back and a right-back is next on the Norwegian coach's priority list, with United having had a bid of £35m plus £15m in add-ons rejected by Crystal Palace for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
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