West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has promised Arsenal that he is committed to joining them in the summer transfer window, according to Football365.
The England international has played a total of 221 senior appearances for West Ham since his breakthrough in 2017, however the 24-year-old is now ready for a new challenge and ideally wants to be playing Champions League football next season.
Rice has openly admitted that he wants to be challenging for the major trophies next season.
There will be plenty of interest in the summer for Rice, however Arsenal are increasingly confident of securing the 24-year-old’s signature, due to their position in the league table.
With United recently signing Casemiro & Chelsea looking at Enzo Fernandez, Arsenal have recently become the most likely destination for Declan Rice in the summer.
A report on Saturday insisted that Rice was ‘favouring’ a move to the Emirates Stadium and that the ‘prospect of playing for Mikel Arteta’ was the main reason for his thinking.
And now Spanish publication Nacional claims that Real Madrid had Rice ‘on their agenda’ ahead of the summer and have been ‘following the West Ham United captain for a long time’.
But he has told Real Madrid there is ‘no chance that he will end up joining’ them after Rice ‘already decided where his next challenge will be’.
Nacional insist that ‘he has given his word to Arsenal’ over a summer transfer with Arteta ‘asking’ the club to push the boat out for Rice in the summer.