Arsenal have tabled an offer worth €80m (£69.7m) for West Ham captain Declan Rice, according to Sky Sports Germany.
Bayern Munich are also interested in the England international, with Thomas Tuchel a big fan, but Sky claim that the Bundesliga club have already been priced out of a move by the Gunners.
They don’t provide any further detail on the bid, other than the fact that Chelsea and Liverpool also remain interested in Rice.
Considering it has been reported that West Ham want between £100m and £120m for the 24-year-old, you would think that Arsenal’s opening proposal will be rejected.
Rice Is Arsenal’s Number One Target
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to reinforce his options in the middle of the park and that has taken on even greater importance with the news of Granit Xhaka’s imminent departure for Germany.
Rice is, therefore, seen as a key target and, with the player said to be very open to a switch to the Emirates, it appears that they have already made the first move to secure the midfielder’s services.