Declan Rice: West Ham face fresh interest in Arsenal target as three other Premier League clubs join race

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West Ham are facing a battle to keep hold of Declan Rice this summer amid interest from other Premier League clubs. The midfielder is out of contract at the London Stadium in June 2024.

According to The Telegraph, two more ‘top clubs’ are expected to join Arsenal in bidding for the England international. The report mentions the fact that Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are potential suitors.

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West Ham will be eager to get the best deal possible for their most prized asset this summer. He helped the London club win the Europa Conference League trophy earlier this month after they beat Serie A outfit Fiorentina in Prague but that may well be his last game for the club.

Rice, who is 24-years-old, was on the books of the academy at Chelsea before linking up with the Hammers. He was a regular at various youth levels before breaking into their first-team.

He was never loaned out as a youngster and instead forced his way into the starting XI in the 2017/18 campaign. The Londoner has since made 245 appearances in all competitions and has scored 15 goals.

Arsenal have been linked with Rice for a while now and will need to fork out serious money to try and lure him to the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners finished 2nd behind Manchester City in the top flight last and are back in the Champions League which they will hope can help them attract some big names.

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Treble winners City have some big transfer decisions to make over the next couple of months but are well stocked up on options in the middle of the park. United can’t be ruled out yet as they gear up for Erik ten Hag’s second year at the helm.

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