Declan Rice is Arsenal's top target this summer, and the London club's bosses are increasingly confident they can bring the West Ham talent to the Emirates. Arsenal are enjoying a fantastic season and the club's management is willing to financially support manager Arteta in his demands for new players, and the Spanish technician is clear about his objectives.
Rice is seen as the ideal player for the midfield of the Londoners, as he is young, very talented, and dreams of playing in the Champions League, just like the other players of the team. The leaders of West Ham seem to have already accepted the fact that the midfielder will leave in the summer, despite previous positions regarding the Englishman's card.
At the moment, there are still no direct talks between Arsenal and the player, since the latter is focused on West Ham, as the club risks relegation. West Ham also play in the Europa Conference League this season.
Arsenal are 8 points clear at the top of the Premier League, and this makes the Londoners a very attractive project for all players, especially young ones, considering their successful development under coach Mikel Arteta.
Chelsea have also long admired Rice, but the London Blues are in quite a difficult moment. Rice has a close relationship with Blues player Mason Mount, but the latter's future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear. Moreover, Chelsea has little chance to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Manchester United have also been keeping an eye on Rice, while Manchester City are on the lookout for a new midfielder. This is expected to push Rice's tally even higher, but Arsenal's bosses are confident in their project.