Arsenal target Declan Rice will get an opening offer from Manchester City

Declan Rice, a midfielder for West Ham, is expected to draw intense interest from Arsenal, according to rumors that Manchester City is preparing to make an opening bid for the England international.

Remember that earlier this week, the Gunners’ Premier League opponents rejected a club-record offer worth up to £90 million (comprising a £75 million fee and £15 million in add-ons).

Arsenal is reportedly moving closer to a price that West Ham will accept, but could aim for if their captain leaves.

The Premier League winners City were reportedly actively considering an offer of their own for the 24-year-old early this month, according to The Athletic, and they are now prepared to follow that up with an official bid.

Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea is already expected to join City in the near future, and Barcelona is edging closer to signing Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer.