Arsenal are the favourites to sign Declan Rice claims Fabrizio Romano

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Arsenal are favourites to sign Hammers’ midfielder Declan Rice this summer claims Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Gunners have been targeting the England midfielder for a longtime now. But, this time Rice at the top Arsenal’s transfer wishlist heading into the summer transfer window.

Arsenal will face tough competition in the race to sign Rice. But, journalist Fabrizio Romano claims, Arteta’s side are currently leading the race to sign the midfelder.

Speaking on the House of Champions Podcast, Romano claims that Arsenal are still favourites to sign Rice and they’ve put lot of hardwork behind this deal. He said:-

“Yes, (Ten Hag is) an admirer and I think that’s normal, but it is the same with Mikel Arteta and I still think that Arsenal are the favourites to sign Declan Rice. They have been working on that deal, it was in January when they discussed Rice internally. They’ve already had him at the top of their list for the midfield, so I’m sure Arsenal will make a bid for Declan Rice in the next weeks.”

Arsenal may be favourites to sign Rice, but there will be other interested parties. Reports suggests that Manchester United are keeping an eye on the 24-years-old.

West Ham United are looking for in excess of £100 for Rice and there will plenty of offers and counter offers as intrested parties will try to drive the price down.

Arsenal are now in prime position to sign Rice in the summer transfer window and Mikel Arteta will be eager work with the star midfielder.

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