One of the craziest Transfer rumours Bayern Munich are of immediate interest these days West Ham Defensive midfielder Declan Rice is also – allegedly – willing to leave as the club hope to secure the 24-year-old.
Rice was central to their run to the finals, dominating the build-up to their long-awaited future game. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United Everyone has a significant interest in the 24-year-old, as does Bayern Munich – the Bundesliga champions for the last 11 seasons.
West Ham have accepted that Rice, who has two years left on his contract, is likely to leave the London Stadium this summer and has been preparing for his departure for some time. But they will stick to their valuation of rice and will not pay anything less than £100m – either that price will be met or a deal will not be agreed.
The club expect a direct bid for Rice after Wednesday’s final, sources confirmed to 90 Minutes, but it remains to be seen whether Arsenal, Chelsea or any other interested parties are willing to pay West Ham’s asking price immediately.
As most fans would expect, it is not a sure thing that Bayern Munich will land Reese. With Mauricio Pochettino reportedly an admirer of Rice, the new Chelsea boss could make the midfielder his first big signing. And that doesn’t even include other competitors with deep pockets.
Given Bayern Munich’s prospects, they are still outclassed by a host of English rivals:
Bayern Munich’s surprise interest has stolen the headlines over the past week, while rumblings have been raised over a late move from Manchester United. The Red Devils are in the market for new midfielders – having already agreed personal terms with Chelsea’s Mason Mount – and manager Erik ten Haag is believed to be impressed with Rhys’ all-round game.
Despite talking about the player wanting to stay in London, Rice did not specify if he had a preferred destination. Furthermore, he is leaving discussions about his future to family and representatives as he focuses on leading West Ham against Fiorentina.
The interesting part of this transfer saga is how quickly Rice makes his decision. With some extremely attractive options, the star midfielder should have a good feel for how things worked out.
Want more thoughts on Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Declan Rice (and more)? Check out our flagship show Spotify or below: