Manchester City could go in for Declan Rice with skipper exit looming

Rumours broke earlier today that Ilkay Gundogan has declined to extend his contract at City. While Kovacic is confirmed a done deal, Manchester City could turn their focus to Declan Rice?

Latest transfer news is that City skipper will not return to the club after his contract ran out at the end of the season.

As a result of offers presented to him, he has chosen to join Barcelona.

Should the La Liga side manage to arrange their finances, they can register him as their player.

While City’s midfield is vital to Pep Guardiola’s system, they may look to bring further reinforcements.

Rumour has it that City bosses were waiting on German internationals decision before making a move for West Hams skipper.

Meanwhile Arsenal have had multiple low-ball bids for the England midfielder rejected.

While Declan Rice would not be guaranteed a start in Manchester City’s superior midfield. He would undoubtedly walk into Arsenal’s midfield which would be appealing to the player.

Bernardo Silva’s situation remains unresolved. PSG are in talks with his camp, though no further movement currently.

Gundogan will be a loss to City. Fans have taken to social media to share love for the captain who led us to the treble.

Rice would be a huge signing for the blues, but that could be a cause for concern for Kalvin Phillips who made few appearances last season.

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