Rice camp sets the media agenda

24 Jun, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

Manchester City have now approached West Ham and has been in talks, but that has not progressed to a formal offer for the Hammers captain, 6foot2 understand.

The Rice camp has made it clear that Declan would snub a move to Manchester preferring to stay in the capital so they would be wasting their time.

Declan is on a three-week holiday after completing his international duty with England and is leaving matters to his family, who appears to have recruited the services of a PR firm who are regularly briefing the media.

The media narrative being peddled is that Declan has his heart set on a move to Arsenal, and he would be reluctant to move elsewhere.

West Ham Chairman David Sullivan is also on holiday onboard the £50m super yacht Titania in the med but remains in constant communication while at sea.

Arsenal are expected to return with a third bid finally reaching the £100m threshold, which is likely to be made up of a £85m transfer fee over four years and £15m of potential add-ons.


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