West Ham United earlier turned down an £80 million bid from Arsenal. The Gunners are ready to pay £100 but he is costing still high.
West Ham have turned down Arsenal’s first proposal for Declan Rice, which is reported to be around £80 million plus add-ons.
The Gunners’ initial offer would have been paid in stages, with very stringent conditions attached. Rice is valued at £120 million by West Ham. But it’s in belief that the club would accept £100 million plus a player.
Arsenal is still in discussions with West Ham. The Gunners are expecting second proposal, if filed, could be worth more than £100 million.
If they want to sign the player, they will need to drastically raise the value and structure of their proposal. Manchester City is also monitoring Rice’s situation.
West Ham chairman David Sullivan stated earlier this month, following the club’s Europa Conference League success, that the 24-year-old will be free to go this summer.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are also interested in the England international. Rice became only the third West Ham captain to win a major title when the Hammers defeated Fiorentina in Prague.
West Ham United rejects the Gunners £80m proposal for RICE as the Hammers now want £120m
Rice has two years left on his contract, but when asked if the Europa Conference League victory would be his final act for the club, Sullivan said: “I think it has to be.” We told him he could go.
“He set his heart on going, and he has to get on, and we have to find a replacement.”
“We did not intend for this to happen. We offered him £200,000 per week 18 months ago, but he declined. You can’t keep a player who isn’t interested in being there.
“I believe offers will begin to flow.” Three or four teams have expressed interest, but you don’t make bids for players while we’re still playing, out of respect for West Ham.”
Rice repeated his love for West Ham after the triumph in Prague, but said he is unsure whether he will remain at the club next season.