🚨 Declan Rice remains Arsenal's top target in 'aggressive' window, Mauricio Pochettino's transfer message to Chelsea, plus the latest on Jude Bellingham & Lionel Messi - Ben Jacobs Takeover
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Declan Rice remains top target for Arsenal ahead of ‘aggressive’ summer
Arsenal will be quite busy this summer. In some ways if they fail to win the Premier League it might make them even more aggressive in the market. Mikel Arteta will have a real sense of what he needs to challenge again next season and consolidate Arsenal’s top-four position.
Arsenal are looking for a midfielder and Declan Rice remains one of their top priorities. Rice has spoken glowingly about both Arteta and Arsenal. I am still told he prefers to stay in London, too, which both Arsenal and Chelsea can use to their advantage.
West Ham are resigned to losing Rice. But now they are practically safe after beating Manchester United, the Hammers can be a bit more bullish. Relegation would have made it tricky to hold out for a £100m+ price.