The Blues have long been linked with a move to sign the West Ham United star. He has been their top midfield target for years now, but reports have now revealed that Arsenal are very confident about signing the exceptional Englishman at the end of this season.
Rice would be sensational for us.
Arsenal could now get the perfect revenge on Chelsea by signing Declan Rice
The Englishman, who is West Ham’s best player, will enter the final year of his contract in July. He is an unbelievable midfielder and will surely be a wanted man in the summer.
However, reports have claimed that Arsenal are confident of getting a deal done, and Gooners have been really, really excited about this since the news emerged yesterday.
Rice is among the best midfielders in the Premier League and he would take us to another level. That makes him an excellent option, but what makes this potential deal even more exciting is the fact that Chelsea have wanted him for years now.
The West Ham man’s friendship with Mason Mount is known to everyone, and the duo have probably dreamt of playing together in a Blues shirt. However, that dream may not come true.
Chelsea are currently 10th in the Premier League table and are almost certain to miss out on the top four.
With no Champions League football, it will not be easy to lure in someone like Rice, who has publicly expressed his desire to play in Europe’s elite club competition.
Arsenal are almost guaranteed to be in the Champions League next season, which should give us an edge over Chelsea in the race to sign Rice as he enters the final year of his contract.
Edu and Mikel – please get this done!