Arsenal have submitted a new bid for Declan Rice, offering to pay West Ham £100m + £5m in add-ons for the 24 year old.
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal have tonight submitted a massive offer to West Ham for England midfielder Declan Rice. Proposal is for £100m + £5m in add-ons – would be a record for a British player as #AFC try to agree deal with #WHUFC for top target @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/ZuFqkCbQcE
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 27, 2023
It’s a huge push to bring in Mikel Arteta’s top target, but as yet the Hammers have not accepted the bid – instead negotiations continue over the payment terms.
How much further Arsenal are willing to push remains to be seen, and how much further the club can realistically push is another thing. With West Ham expecting another bid from Man City, the situation remains on something of a knife-edge, and it may come down to the will of the player.
This is the Gunners’ third bid for the England international, and we now have to wait and see what happens next.
In the meantime, the arrival of Kai Havertz from Chelsea is expected to be made official today.