Declan Rice has reportedly agreed terms with ARSENAL over a summer move to the Emirates.
They claim the Gunners are now the strong favourites to sign him with the player keen to remain in London.
Rice supposedly does not view Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga as the correct place for him and he wants to stay in the Premier League.
Now it seems that Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Rice – That’s the suggestion from Football Transfers as West Ham all but resign themselves to losing the England midfielder this summer.
The Hammers’ skipper, 24, would be content to join the Gunners, having previously revealed he’s happy staying in London.
But Football Transfers also say he wants his club to be “adequately compensated for his departure”.
And amid all the speculation – Journalist Dean Jones explains the West Ham’s star feeling ahead of a potential move and his supposed snubbing of Bayern, he said: “I’ve never got the impression that a move abroad was something Declan Rice would be looking.
“But of course once an interesting proposal like Bayern’s is actually put on the table, it is going to be intriguing in some way.
“It matches his ambition in terms of chasing titles and being in the Champions League, but it also takes him away from family and friends and definitely is a transfer that would take him out of his comfort zone.
“I’m not saying that is a bad thing, but Rice is a person that loves being a central figure in the dressing room, loves living close to people who can keep him grounded and focused.
“And I just think that if it comes down to Bayern or a top Premier League club, he would prefer to stay in England.
“That’s my reading of this from speaking to people that know him over recent months. Arsenal makes most sense, then Man Utd… Bayern come after them for me.”
Rice is a player that all the ARSENAL fans would love to actually see arrive – he will make a big impact on that Gunners midfield.
So if Arsenal do pull this deal off – they will be getting a fantastic player that is for sure.