Journalist Fabrizio Romano suggests that Arsenal are preparing opening bid for West Ham star Declan Rice in the summer.
Gunners are planning to heavily reinforce their midfield. Romano suggested that Arsenal will target atleast two midfielder in the summer transfer window.
Since January, Arsenal have made Rice their top target and they’ll now step up their interest when the season ends. The West Ham midfielder will be looking for a new club in the summer.
Brighton’s Moises Caicedo is also under Arsenal’s radar alongside Rice and this time the Seagulls won’t stand in his way. While speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano said:-
“Arsenal will go for new midfielders in the summer, it could be two, from what I understand, and Declan Rice remains the top target. He remains top of the list at Arsenal, since January he’s a name that’s been discussed internally.
“We can say now that Arsenal are now preparing and thinking of the first bid for Declan Rice, it is not submitted yet. But they are preparing that bid internally, it means that they are waiting to understand how much West Ham want in order to submit the first proposal, they will also respect West Ham as they are busy with European football, so right after the Conference League they will be able to negotiate with West Ham.
“The idea is in June to submit an official proposal for Declan Rice, so they are now discussing about the structure of the bid, it will probably include some add-ons, so Arsenal are discussing about that internally.”
Mikel Arteta desperately wants quality in depth, as they return to Champions League for first time in seven years.
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