- Premier League champions move for West Ham midfielder
- Arsenal have already had two bids for Rice turned down
Manchester City stepped up their attempt to beat Arsenal to the signing of Declan Rice by making their first bid for the West Ham midfielder on Monday.
Arsenal have had two bids for Rice rejected and are in danger of missing out on Mikel Arteta’s top target. City want the England midfielder to replace Ilkay Gündogan, who completed his move to Barcelona on Monday, and have sent West Ham a formal proposal worth £80m plus £10m in add-ons.
Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jun/26/manchester-city-arsenal-declan-rice-west-ham-football under the title “Manchester City bid to beat Arsenal to signing of Declan Rice after first offer”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.