Sunday Mirror reports that Manchester City is seeking assurances from West Ham captain Declan Rice as they prepare to compete with Arsenal for his signature.
The Hammers have already rejected two offers from the Gunners for Rice.
Arsenal’s latest offer of £75 million + £15 million in add-ons falls short of West Ham’s valuation of £100 million.
This has opened the door for City to make their move, but the Premier League champions are seeking Rice’s approval to sign with them this summer.
Rice’s inclination has always been to join Arsenal, prior to City’s public interest.