According to German journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich entered the race for West Ham’s Declan Rice this summer. It appears that head coach Thomas Tuchel, who reportedly wanted to sign Rice to Chelsea before he was sacked at the start of this season, is looking instead to get his main goal now at the Allianz Arena.
Hammers boss David Moyes recently hinted at the 24-year-old England international’s possible departure from the London stadium at the end of the season, but the club is believed to be asking for more than £100m to withdraw the player’s services. whose contract remained for one year, and for one more if the clause in their possession worked.
However, Plettenberg says Bayern can simply go along with the demands.
Arsenal and Liverpool are believed to be monitoring the situation, with Rice reportedly the Gunners’ preferred midfield target while Liverpool are still considering their transfer market options. For her part, Rice has yet to make any decision.
News #Rice: Internally it says poker has started now! Tuchel and the bosses want him, as reported, and he is one of the targets that is at the top of the list.
➡️ Said that Bavaria can pay the required package price!
Important: this is not yet advanced and it is still unclear… pic.twitter.com/Z9que5Df9l
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 24, 2023