Manchester City’s Bid for Declan Rice Rejected by West Ham

West Ham United have rejected Manchester City’s opening offer for Declan Rice.

Declan Rice

Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, had tabled their opening offer for Rice on Monday evening. The bid consisted of a fixed £80m fee and another £10m in add-ons for the Hammers.

This proposal matched Arsenal’s second bid for Rice, but with a higher fixed fee. However, West Ham has rejected the offer, holding out for a higher fee for Rice’s sale.

West Ham is prepared to sell the midfielder but is holding out for the maximum fee. The east London club wants the fee to exceed the £100m mark and is waiting for either Arsenal or Manchester City to put in a suitable offer.

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The Bidding War Continues

The Gunners have been working on trying to sign Rice for several months and are expected to table their third bid soon. It remains to be seen whether Manchester City will come back with a second offer to keep the bidding war going. Manchester United are also exploring the possibility of getting Rice for a player-plus cash deal but are yet to table a formal offer.

Stay tuned for more updates on this and other football news.