According to a Sky Sports report, Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has engaged in discussions with West Ham captain Declan Rice, who is also a transfer target for Arsenal, writes the HammerNews. The German giants are interested in signing the 24-year-old midfielder and Tuchel has already communicated with him regarding a potential move to the Allianz Arena in the upcoming summer transfer window.
While Arsenal is believed to be leading the race to secure the services of Rice, Bayern Munich’s interest in the highly talented England international presents a challenge for the Gunners. Rice has established himself as one of the top central midfielders in the world in recent years, which has attracted the attention of several elite clubs.
Considering Bayern Munich’s stature in football, their pursuit of Rice is unsurprising given the club’s ambition to acquire top-quality players. According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich manager Tuchel has already had a phone conversation with Rice regarding a potential transfer to the Bundesliga giants in the summer.
It is suggested that Rice is receptive to the idea of joining Bayern ahead of the upcoming season. The Athletic recently referred to him as an “elite” midfielder. He is one of the finest in the game, if not the very best.
Although it would be difficult to see Rice move to another Premier League club, I could come to terms with him going to Germany. It would mean that he wouldn’t compete against us and would have an excellent opportunity to win numerous trophies over the next decade.
According to the Mirror, Bayern Munich is reportedly prepared to offer approximately £95 million for Declan Rice this summer. While this falls short of West Ham’s £120 million asking price, there is merit in considering a sale to a foreign club.