Arsenal are expected to bid for West Ham’s Declan Rice at the end of the season; Moises Caicedo, Mason Mount, and Ilkay Gundogan have emerged as other midfield options, with Granit Xhaka likely to leave the club in the summer
Arsenal are expected to bid for West Ham captain Declan Rice at the end of the season, but Bayern Munich has also made contact with the player’s representatives.
Internal meetings at the Emirates Stadium are going on over the probability of signing the England midfielder, who was of interest to the Gunners back in January.
West Ham manager David Moyes has suggested that there is a chance Rice could leave – provided the price is right.
That has also stimulated Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga holders with new manager Thomas Tuchel keen to bring him to the team, according to Sky in Germany. Bayern has already reached out to family members of Rice, who act as his agents.
Nevertheless, it is understood that the asking price for the Hammers captain could prove expensive for the German club.
It was reported that Declan Rice has a “gentleman’s agreement” that he can move in the summer – provided West Ham receives an offer worth £120m, be that in a transfer fee or a transfer fee plus players.
Rice has one year left on his contract at West Ham – with the option of a further year.