Manchester City could play a Chelsea away at Arsenal and hijack their transfer to Declan Rice in the summer.
Rice has been a target for the Gunners for much of this season as he approaches a departure from West Ham.
The Englishman wants to play in the Champions League and Arsenal can offer him that, but City are also well placed to play in Europe’s elite club competition next season.
Before the January transfer window ended, Arsenal were considered favorites to sign Mykhailo Mudryk, but Chelsea eventually clinched the transfer and he now plays for the Blues.
Football Insider claim that City may opt for Rice if circumstances favor them and are keenly following Arsenal’s bid to sign the Englishman.
Just Arsenal opinion
Rice is a great player and we are certainly not the only club wanting to add him to our squad, so we expect interest from City.
But we have to stay vigilant and make sure they don’t hijack the transfer. Otherwise, players will find it easy to dump us and join other clubs as well.
Rice could also give us an advantage if he decides he wants to stay in London rather than move to another city.
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