By Daniel Feliciano

31st May, 2023 | 8:01am

Uli Hoeneß back in the game at Bayern Munich as they prepare assault for West Ham United captain Declan Rice

Bayern Munich have brought back club legend Uli Hoeneß to try and get a deal done for Declan Rice that will match West Ham United’s valuation.

The Bundesliga champions have emerged as frontrunners for his signature after tabling a “Huge” £95m bid according to The Mirror, but that was for the total package of the deal.

Now according to Sky Sports Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern are ready to pay the package that West Ham want to sell Rice after club legend Hoeneß opened the door for a mega move.

“News Rice: Bayern knows that the overall financial package is around €100m at this stage – only transfer fee!” he wrote (30 May).

“His contract is NOT running out 2024. It’s valid until 2025 because West Ham has an option for one more year.

“But: Hoeneß (back in the game) has opened the door for a €100m transfer. And: Bayern is willing to pay the package for Rice as reported.”

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What West Ham have needed from this entire transfer saga is for several clubs to be willing to hit the necessary number to sell Rice, and then cause a big bidding war.

That now seems to be the case, but ideally one of those clubs willing to stump up the cash doesn’t play in the Premier League and that should mean it immediately becomes the best option.

Rice is going to leave this summer, that much seems certain, but the fact Bayern are publicly now willing to meet the asking price means they’re going to go all in to get this deal done.

If we can secure the fee we want and not have to come up against him then that should be the priority over extra cash, because the plans should already be in place and in motion to replace him.

Bayern are bringing out the big guns to get this deal over the line and want to do it quickly which suits all parties. Lets get it done and start our own business.