Arsenal started talks with West Ham United defender Declan Rice and planning to make an offer in January when the transfer window opens again. Gunners have serious problems in back-line as Sokratis injured and Holding and Mavropanos aren’t ready to play regularly in the Premier League.
So new high-class centre-back is necessary and Ireland international is the perfect option in this situation. Chelsea also keen to sign him and there will be a real battle for the player. His price could increase and become much more.
Declan spent his years of youth in Chelsea and moved to the Hammers in 2013. He is a great defender and can achieve big success if he continuous improvement.
Last campaign Declan played 15 matches in Premier League which is an excellent season and he can improve his consequences in this season.
Rice is contracted with West Ham until 2019 and he will become a free agent next summer. Arsenal have to offer him a correct proposal to win the battle.