Date: 12th June 2023 at 5:59pm
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West Ham United manager David Moyes will remain in his role following the Hammers’ Europa Conference League triumph last week. 

The Scot had been under huge pressure at various points throughout the season and at one point it looked almost certain that he would depart this summer, but he will now remain as West Ham manager for at least one more season, according to BBC Sport.

Last week, the former Everton boss celebrated guiding the east London outfit to the Conference League title courtesy of a 2-1 win over Fiorentina in Prague.

While Moyes is staying put at The London Stadium, the match in the Czech capital looks almost certain to have been Declan Rice’s final game for the club.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away this summer, and it appears that one of his biggest admirers will soon make an official offer to sign him.

As per Football Insider, Arsenal will make an official bid to sign the England international this week.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Rice for several weeks now, with manager Mikel Arteta keen to bolster his squad after an impressive campaign.

Rice looks increasingly likely to join Arsenal this summer

Arsenal topped the Premier League table for much of the season before ultimately finishing as runners-up, but they did qualify for the Champions League for the first time in seven years.

With that in mind, Arteta is keen to add to his squad and Rice has emerged as one of his top targets.

The report claims that the Gunners have already reached an agreement with Rice on personal terms and will now turn their attention to striking a deal with West Ham.

It is claimed that their initial bid will be worth at least £90 million, a figure that would make the Englishman the most expensive player in Arsenal history.

Rice, 24, has made 245 appearances for West Ham across all competitions, and has been the club’s captain since the start of the current campaign.

His current contract is set to expire next summer, although the Hammers have the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

Despite that, it appears that West Ham will choose to cash in on Rice this summer, with owner David Sullivan revealing last week that the player is ‘99% likely’ to depart The London Stadium during the upcoming window.

Arsenal are in need of midfield reinforcements, with Granit Xhaka expected to finalise a permanent move to German side Bayer Leverkusen in the coming weeks.

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