West Ham United are expected to demand £100 million for midfielder Declan Rice this summer as they attempt to ward off interest from several Premier League rivals, sources have told ESPN.
The east London club would prefer to keep Rice but there is an acknowledgement his situation is reaching a critical point given he effectively has two years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium.
The 24-year-old's deal expires in 2024 but there is an option to extend by a further 12 months.
Sources have told ESPN that Arsenal want to pursue a deal for Rice at the end of the season while Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Liverpool are monitoring developments.
Arsenal are keen on bringing in two central midfielders this summer with Rice and Brighton's Moises Caicedo on their shortlist.
Chelsea have long held an interest in Rice — who was released by the club aged 14 — but their willingness to pursue a deal will depend on the identity of their new head coach and how quickly they can trim down a bloated first-team squad.