West Ham considers replacements as Arsenal Bid for Rice gains momentum
Arsenal Football Club is reportedly making significant strides in their pursuit of West Ham United’s Declan Rice. The England international has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners, and according to The Telegraph, the transfer is progressing as West Ham have already started identifying potential replacements.
Arsenal is expected to break their transfer record with a whopping £92m bid for Rice. The funds generated from this sale will be used by West Ham to sign three players. The intended targets are Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, and Ajax’s Edson Alvarez.
Rice’s Departure Confirmed by West Ham Chairman
Following West Ham’s victory in the Europa Conference League final, the club’s chairman, David Sullivan, confirmed that Rice would be allowed to leave. He stated, “I think it has to be. We promised him he could go. He set his heart on going. You can’t ask for a man who has committed more to us this season … You can’t keep a player who doesn’t want to be there.”
Arsenal’s Midfield Boost
Arsenal, who narrowly missed out on the Premier League title, would receive a significant boost in their midfield if they manage to secure their top target. Although Bayern Munich has also shown interest in Rice, Arsenal remains the frontrunners for his signature.
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