Manchester United could be set to unlock funds for a deal for Sofyan Amrabat as a transfer chain reaction starts to move.

Often in transfer windows it can be slow-going at first, across the board, before a big major transfer sets off a chain reaction.

This summer it looks like Declan Rice’s expected £105 million move from West Ham to Arsenal will be the spark which lights the fuse.

According to The Independent, Manchester United could be the ones to benefit.

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West Ham set to move for Scott McTominay

All eyes will be on how West Ham spend their big windfall, and former Manchester United boss David Moyes reportedly has his sights set on a Red Devils star.

The Independent report ‘will step up strong interest in Scott McTominay‘ once Rice’s deal is complete.

McTominay appears like a sensible replacement for Rice for West Ham, a Premier League proven player.

No figures are speculated in the report, but we would suggest United should demand upwards of £30 million.

Funds free for Manchester United to sign Sofyan Amrabat

The report from The Independent states that McTominay’s exit will unlock funds for Manchester United to spend on Sofyan Amrabat.

Amrabat would replace McTominay and help United provide quality competition and help for Casemiro.

The Morocco international has worked under Erik ten Hag before and has only one year left on his contract, with Fiorentina valuing him at £30 million.

The remainder of United’s main budget is focused on a goalkeeper and a striker, with the club needing to sell to by, to acquire Amrabat.

That’s not new, but the claim West Ham will step up interest in McTominay once the Rice move goes through, finally provides United with a clear way forward for Amrabat.