Date: 17th January 2023 at 9:31pm
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Arsenal have made West Ham Star Declan Rice their “top target” and are confident they can beat rivals Chelsea to the signing of the £80 million star.


Declan Rice has grown to become one of the best defensive midfielders in the league. Arsenal, who are short in that department, have made contact previously. The latest is that the Gunners will step up their interest in order to get him in the summer.

Mikel Arteta would have loved to bring the England international in this January but he is not available and having lost out to Chelsea in the Mudryk deal, Arsenal are now setting their eyes on the summer transfer business.


It is expected that Rice will leave West Ham United in the summer as he enters the final year of his contract at the London Stadium.

The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are amongst the clubs expected to enter a bidding war to sign him.

However, The Times report that Arsenal are growing increasingly confident they will land Rice after making him their top summer transfer target.

The Gunners believe that their current status as Premier League leaders will give them an advantage over their rivals during negotiations.

The Hammers are expected to lower their asking price for the England midfielder who should be available for around £80 million in the summer.


Arsenal getting Rice ahead of the other rivals will be huge and a major transfer success.

A return to the Champions League plus being crowned Premier League champions at the end of the season could help the Gunners’ cause in the summer, as players like Rice would want to be identified with success.


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