FC Bayern Munich apparently decided in a meeting against signing Declan Rice from West Ham United. That reports the Picture-Newspaper.
According to the report, the new “Sports Committee” around the supervisory board members Uli Hoeneß, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, President Herbert Hainer and CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen as well as coach Thomas Tuchel and squad planner Marco Neppe decided not to make an offer for the midfielder for the time being to give up England.
The farewell to the tug of war over Rice is said to be based on the allegedly forthcoming agreement with Arsenal FC, which was leaked from the English media on Tuesday.
The German record champions are looking for a defensive clearer for the coming season to relieve Joshua Kimmich and be able to use him more offensively on the eight in the future. Rice was long regarded as Tuchel’s dream solution.
Recently, a number of names were traded on Säbener Straße, should Rice not be committed. Among other things, Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina) and Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin) were mentioned.
Rice is tied to the Hammers until 2025. The required transfer fee should therefore be in the range of 100 million euros.