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.
West Ham have rejected Man City’s first official bid for Declan Rice worth £80m plus £10m add ons. 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Arsenal will bid again, their third official proposal is expected soon after two bids rejected, last one was £75m plus £15m. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
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.
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