A fresh twist? Man City ‘getting closer’ to snatching Declan Rice away from Arsenal

Yet another twist in the transfer saga surrounding in-demand West Ham United star Declan Rice has been revealed late on Thursday night.

The subject of Rice’s future, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the media once more over the course of the day to date.

This comes after reports spread like wildfire in the media that Manchester City were ready to step up their interest in the England international.

After confirmation was forthcoming that Ilkay Gundogan is Barcelona-bound, and with speculation continuing to swirl around the name of Bernardo Silva, the powers that be at The Etihad are understood to have set their sights firmly on Rice to reinforce Pep Guardiola’s midfield.

Those of an Arsenal persuasion desperate to see their side push a long-touted deal for West Ham’s star man over the line, though, were swiftly reassured, by way of claims on the part of a host of outlets that Rice, for his part, remains intent on a move to north London.

But, as alluded to above, late on Thursday, yet another twist in the tale has been revealed.

On this occasion, the info comes by way of transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Sky Italia journalist reports that Manchester City have in fact pushed past Arsenal in the Declan Rice sweepstakes.

He goes as far as to assert that the Premier League champions are ‘close’ to striking a deal with their West Ham counterparts, with ‘confidence’ high that Rice will soon be lining out in sky blue.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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