Arsenal target Declan Rice reportedly wants to leave West Ham in the next summer transfer window. He is also going to reject potential offers from the Hammers to extend his contract.
However, the Hammers will not sell in this January transfer window because of their relegation fight. Although, they are open to selling him in the next summer transfer window for the right price.
ARSENAL AND DECLAN RICE TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal transfer target Declan Rice is open to leaving West Ham in the next summer transfer window. The report also claims that the Gunners see him as the long-term replacement for Thomas Partey. Hence, they will make a bid for Rice in the next summer transfer window. However, a January transfer move is out of the question. West Ham United are not going to sell him in the January transfer window. This is because they are currently 16th in the Premier League table currently with their win against Everton.
Despite the win, the Hammers are in a relegation battle this season. Hence, the Hammers are not going to sell any of their important players in this January transfer window. Therefore, Arsenal will have to wait until the next summer window to make a move. A report has also claimed that West Ham are open to selling their club captain in the next summer window for the right price. It also claims that the Gunners will make a bid of 80 million including bonuses to West Ham for a summer window transfer.
THE ENGLAND MIDFIELDER IS ALREADY LIKING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS OF HIS POTENTIAL CLUB TEAMMATES
Arsenal won an important and thrilling 3-2 match against Manchester United. Hence, the Gunners players celebrated by putting posts on social media. Hence, Declan Rice was one of the first ones to like the social media post of Bukayo Saka. It was looking like he was waiting for Saka to put the post. A number of reports also suggest that the players are already convinced of the move in the next summer transfer window. Hence, he will not need any convincing to join the club.
However, there is a big problem in sealing the Declan Rice deal for Arsenal. The problem for the Gunners is to agree on a fee with West Ham. West Ham are reportedly hoping to get at least 100 million for their star midfielder. Hence, they hope that a bidding war will start for his signature in the next summer transfer window. A report also claims that Manchester United and Chelsea are also monitoring the situation. One also needs to remember the big clubs will have the money again to spend on marquee players in the summer transfer window.
Hence, it looks like Declan Rice liking posts of Arsenal players only suggests that he is open to joining them. It is because everybody thought Mykhaylo Mudryk would join the Gunners in January after he even called Mikel Arteta a top manager. However, in the end, he joined Chelsea and the Gunners fans settled for the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton.
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