DECLAN RICE is reportedly turning down a move to Bayern Munich which would give Manchester United and Arsenal a huge boost.
The 24-year-old West Ham captain is expected to leave London’s stadium this summer.
The Hammers are demanding at least £100m for their academy graduate despite his current contract expiring in 2024.
And manager David Moyes recently admitted there was a good chance his influential captain could leave the club at the end of this season – with James Ward-Prowse a possible replacement.
Arsenal and Manchester United have long been admirers of Rice, with the Emirates side once favorites to sign him on a record-breaking club move.
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel also considered a change for the Hammers ace.
We covered last week how the newly crowned Bundesliga champions are preparing to step up their hunt for the England midfielder.
However, the Daily Mail now declares that “Rice will make a move to the Premier League a priority” as he prepares to reject Bayern’s advances.
They add that Arsenal, the Rice as a replacement for the outgoing Granite
That offer will be made once West Ham take on Fiorentina in next week’s Europa Conference League final.
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Rice is also reportedly set to set up shop in London – which could give Mikel Arteta’s team an edge over Erik ten Hags United.
The Red Devils boss is currently working on a limited budget due to the club’s ongoing takeover.
However, he is willing to ensure Mason Mount is brought to Old Trafford from Chelsea to bolster his midfield.
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