Arsenal are said to be in pole position to secure the signing of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
According to Football Insider, the Gunners are confident of concluding a deal.
The 24-year-old is expected to leave West Ham in the summer, but prefers to stay in London.
Chelsea are also in the race, but Arsenal have the advantage.
The report says:
“The England international has already rejected several offers of new contracts for the Hammers, including an eight-year contract worth £83 million, which would make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.”
“But Rice has repeatedly stated his ambitions to play for a big club that competes in the Champions League and is fighting for first place in the table.”
Rice was the target of Manchester United’s midfield.
The 24-year-old could be a promising player at Old Trafford.
Proven by the Premier League, Rice could be Casemiro’s future heir.
Although United would like to be in the race for an Englishman, there are other problems in the team that need to be solved, for example, a striker.
Casemiro can easily give United three or four years at the top of his game, after which United can consider other options.