According to renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano in an exclusive interview with GIVEMESPORT, Arsenal may initiate direct communication with West Ham United regarding the potential transfer of Declan Rice this week.
The English midfielder appears poised to depart the club during the upcoming summer transfer window. Rice has been heavily linked with a move away from West Ham, and now that their season has concluded after a triumph in the Europa Conference League, the transfer rumors are likely to intensify. Following West Ham’s impressive 2-1 victory over Fiorentina, club chairman David Sullivan discussed Rice’s future, confirming his departure from the London Stadium.
During an interview with talkSPORT, when asked if Rice had played his final match in a West Ham jersey, Sullivan stated, “I think it has to be. We promised him he could go. He set his heart on going. You can’t ask for a man who has committed more to us this season.”
In a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT, journalist Dean Jones expressed his belief that Arsenal now have a great opportunity to secure the signing of Declan Rice. According to The Guardian, Arsenal are confident in their chances of winning the race for Rice’s signature, although there is interest from Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, and Manchester United as well.
Transfer expert Romano has now stated that this upcoming week could be significant in Arsenal’s pursuit of the 24-year-old midfielder. Romano suggests that Arsenal may initiate direct contact with West Ham in the next few days in order to negotiate and potentially reach a final agreement for Rice’s transfer.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “Yeah, I think this week is crucial. This week things could happen with Arsenal to enter in direct contact with West Ham to try and reach final agreement. So, my answer is yes, they want to get it done.”