Arsenal Transfer News: Chelsea could be willing to 'go big' to sign Declan Rice

Arsenal Transfer News: Chelsea could be willing to 'go big' to sign Declan Rice

What is it with Arsenal and Chelsea this transfer window? They can’t get away from each other and it seems Declan Rice might be the next battle.

Reports this week have surfaced to claim that Arsenal are now one of the frontrunners when it comes to signing Rice from West Ham this summer. It’s been claimed The Times that Rice is on Arsenal’s radar, with the Gunners serious about signing him.

However, while Arsenal might fancy themselves when it comes to Rice, a report from The Sun claims that Chelsea could be willing to break the bank for him as well. There is thought to be huge interest in Rice from Chelsea, Arsenal and even Manchester United.

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But The Sun claims it is Chelsea who will have no qualms in going all out for Rice. It’s claimed the Blues would ‘have no shame’ in spending huge sums on a player they released as a teenager.

Thought to be valued by West Ham at least the £70m mark, the summer could represent a huge scramble for one of England’s main players. Rice is believed to be open to moving from the Hammers, with Champions League football expected to be on his wishlist.

TBR’s View: Rice will have big decision to make this summer

As it stands, Chelsea aren’t qualifying for the Champions League are they. And that could cause a big problem for the club as they look to build.

Obviously, for Todd Boehly, money is no option. He’s spent a fortune since arriving and shows no sign of slowing down as yet. Noni Madueke is set to sign, while the likes of Mudryk, Fofana and more have arrived.

Arsenal, at the moment, appear to be a good fit for Declan Rice. But he has been linked with Chelsea for so long and is good friends with Mason Mount, that you just don’t know. One thing is for sure, though, and that’s that he faces a big decision.

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