West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice remains linked with a move away from West Ham based on various claims.

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Declan Rice remains linked with a move to Chelsea F.C. or Arsenal F.C., with Manchester United also believed to be interested (Getty Images)

How much Arsenal, Chelsea, and Man United will have to spend to secure Declan Rice’s signature.

As many teams need to strengthen their midfield ranks and some of the top talent may be available, the summer of 2023 may mark the beginning of the era of midfield transfers. West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice is one of those linked with a move in the next few months

With his contract expiring in 18 months, the 24-year-old could be sold while his value is still high. He has consistently produced at a high level for both club and country.

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice told reporters during the World Cup that: “One hundred percent, I want to play in the Champions League.”

“For the last two or three years I’ve been saying that. I’ve been playing consistently well for my club and I feel like I really want to keep pushing. I see my friends here who are playing Champions League and for big trophies.

You only get one career and at the end you want to look back at what you’ve won and the biggest games you’ve played in.”

It’s a clear indication of Rice’s next step in his career, as there’s still interest in signing him long-term. Chelsea have been linked with Declan Rice for a few years now, having previously been part of the academy, and they continue to be interested in a move in the upcoming transfer window, even with other midfield reinforcements.

Arsenal are also considering a move, having missed out on young midfield targets in January and needing to build for the long term. The price they could pay varies, with reports claiming £90 million to £100 million could be enough to seal the deal.

TalkSPORT, however, claim that the Hammers will set an asking price of £120 million, which would break both club and British transfer records.

Rival Manchester United is reportedly also interested and even attempted an offer last summer for £100 million, which was rejected, According to the source.

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Although there are still many months before the transfer window opens and lots of twists and turns in the story, it is unclear whether the competition for Rice’s signature or West Ham’s asking price will change further.