Arsenal are reportedly going to make a bid for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the next summer transfer window. The England midfielder is also open to the move.
However, West Ham are yet to make a decision on him for the next season. Although, a number of reports also claim that he has rejected all the contract extension offers of the Hammers.
ARSENAL AND DECLAN RICE TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal are going to make a mega bid to sign Declan Rice in the next summer transfer window. The report also claims that the bid will be over 55 million. However, it is clear that the Hammers will not sell him in the January transfer window. Although, a summer transfer move is likely. Therefore, the Hammers are asking at least a fee of 80 million for their star midfielder. Hence, the Gunners have to be careful during spending so much money on a single player.
This is because their last experience of spending such money on a player is affecting them till now. They signed Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club record 72 million. However, the winger failed to make any impact for Arsenal. Hence, they finally gave up on him this season and have loaned him out to Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. However, it is not confirmed that OGC Nice will try to make it permanent. This is because they have sacked manager Lucien Favre due to his bad performance. Favre was the one to sign Nicolas Pepe on loan. Hence, the Gunners should now think twice before signing a player for such a huge fee.
WEST HAM ARE GOING TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR THEIR PLAYERS IN THE NEXT SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW
The Hammers are currently in a relegation fight this season. David Moyes is also fighting to save his job as the manager. They are currently a point behind 17th-placed Bournemouth. However, worse things can also happen. Although, sometimes, the club somehow manages to stay clear of relegation with their brilliant form. However, even after the potential late form, West Ham will not certainly finish in the Europe positions. Hence, players like Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen will certainly be of big interest to top Premier League clubs.
Therefore, clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool will try to take advantage. Hence, the Hammers should also stay firm on their valuations for their top players. The top clubs will try to take advantage of the situation. However, West Ham also knows that they will need enough money in the market to buy their replacements. Therefore, Arsenal will have to try hard to drive a bargain for Declan Rice. The Gunners will also have to beat the top clubs for his signature. Manchester City and Chelsea are also monitoring the situation.
Hence, Arsenal will have to first convince Declan Rice that this is the perfect club for him for the long term. After that, the club can focus on agreeing on a transfer fee with West Ham. Mikel Arteta also needs to pray that Chelsea again does not hijack their potential deal. Hence, the race for Declan Rice’s signature is going to heat up in the next summer transfer window.
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