Bayern Munich ready to blow Arsenal out of the water for Declan Rice with mega bid planned

It could be a bitter blow for the Gunners

German giants Bayern Munich are ready to beat Arsenal to the signing of West Ham star Declan Rice this summer as they look to bolster their own ranks following a disappointing campaign.

By their own high standards, winning the Bundesliga title on the final day courtesy of Borussia Dortmund dropping points and exiting the Champions League in the quarter finals is far from good enough for the Bavarian side, and they are looking to add to their squad ahead of the new season.

This has led them to Rice, who himself has had an outstanding campaign in a mediocre West Ham side, and could be the first player to captain the Hammers to a European trophy since the 1960s when they take on Fiorentina in the UEFA Conference League final next week.

It is widely expected to be Rice’s last game for the club, with a move away almost a certainty for the 24-year-old Englishman, and it was thought that Arsenal were the side leading the race for his signature, though interest also comes from Manchester United and Chelsea.

As per the Mirror, however, Bayern are ready to put themselves firmly in the frame for the midfielder, and are ‘prepared to pay a staggering package worth £95million’ to land him this summer.

The German giants have never paid more than £70m for a player, and with a striker also on the radar, it could be a stretch for them to cough up such a staggering amount for Rice unless sales occur.

Quizzed on the transfer speculation himself, Rice assured fans that he was trying to block out the noise and focus on his final weeks as a West Ham player. ‘My main focus is playing for West Ham and winning this final. My heart’s set on that, doing it for the club, for my family, for the fans and that’s my only focus. I want to make them all very happy and my focus is on doing that”, he told the London Evening Standard.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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