Arsenal are closely monitoring West Ham starlet Declan Rice, according to The Sun.
Seen as one of the most promising young players in England, the 17-year-old centre-back is touted to be on the verge of breaking into Slaven Bilic's first team.
The Gunners, however, are said to be long-term admirers of Rice, who has featured for the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 side.
Arsenal will not find negotiations easy, though, as Rice has three years left on his current deal, meaning a sizeable bid would be needed to prise away the Hammers' U23 captain.
One plus from Arsene Wenger's perspective is the fact that West Ham are locked in a relegation battle. Should the Irons go down, sales may be made - which will also interest Manchester United, who are keeping tabs on fellow youngster Reece Oxford.
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