Declan Rice almost certainly appears destined for the exit door at the London Stadium, and TalkSPORT have now indicated that the Hammers star appears to be favoring a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal. The report also claims that Newcastle United are keen on making a late move, but Toon owners are wary of overspending.
Arsenal look Rice’s most likely destination
Arsenal has enjoyed a memorable campaign in the Premier League, but the Gunners will once again look to strengthen their squad in the summer. Rice is a player that the club have identified as a long-term partner for Thomas Partay in the middle of the park.
However, any deal will likely require a club-record bid from the Gunners, as the Hammers are demanding in excess of $100 million.
Newcastle could yet make a late move to sign the England international, but owners are wary of adhering to the Financial Fair Play rules, even if they manage to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Rice’s former club, Chelsea, are also among those monitoring the situation at the London Stadium.