Yesterday, West Ham rejected a second bid from Arsenal for Midfielder Declan Rice.
Following last week’s rejection of their first £80 million proposal for Rice by West Ham, the Gunners have returned to the bargaining table with a £90 million offer. It is believed that the offer is worth £75 million guaranteed and an extra £15 million in add-ons, although it is still much less than the £100 million valuation that West Ham has long assigned to the 24-year-old.
Rice has emerged as Arsenal’s top transfer target, but Mikel Arteta’s team is also continuing to show interest in Kai Havertz of Chelsea and Jurrien Timber of Ajax. Romeo Lavia of Southampton is another player that the team is considering this summer, as they are ready to approve Thomas Partey’s departure for Saudi Arabia.
Arsenal are still determined to return with an improved bid for the England midfielder amid concerns that Manchester City and Chelsea may enter the race.