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Arsenal linked with huge Hammers bid

Arsenal have again been linked with a huge bid for Declan Rice.

The Hammers midfielder, as we all know, is very likely to leave the club in the summer, barring a shocking turn of events.

There is also reported to be interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool but it seems that the Gunners could also be in the race to secure his signature.

Mikel Arteta’s side are attempting to win the Premier League title and sit five points clear at the top of the table, ahead of Manchester City.

The Sun carries a report from Spanish outlet Fichajes, who make the claim that Arteta wants his board to sanction a bid for Declan in the summer.

He is likely to cost well in excess of £100m, which would make him Arsenal’s all-time most expensive player; it remains to be seen if they would be willing to sanction such a move when the transfer window opens at the end of the season.

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2 comments on “Arsenal linked with huge Hammers bid

  1. I suspect we’ll end up getting quite a bit less than £100m for Deccers. The market just isn’t there and he will def push for the move in the summer (and fair play). Hopefully we can drum up some comptetive interest though. Liverpool look desperate for a new midfielder but more likely Jude B fills that role assuming they can play their way back into the top 4.

  2. Declan’s departure will be a black mark on this ownership group. They were given a generational talent, and they made nothing of it. It’s almost a criminal failure. I try to convince myself that the money generated will be able to strengthen the squad, but in truth I know it will just get wasted on a bunch of chancers. What else should I expect from owners that paired an A+ talent with a b-list manager. Oh well, tis’ the life of a Hammer I suppose.

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