Arsenal Set to Increase Bid for Declan Rice Amidst Contract Talks
Arsenal Set to Increase Bid for Declan Rice Amidst Contract Talks

Arsenal Set to Increase Bid for Declan Rice Amidst Contract Talks

Arsenal Football Club has made significant progress in negotiating personal terms with midfielder Declan Rice. Sources within the club confirm that Arsenal has advanced considerably in recent days, prompting them to launch another bid in an attempt to find a solution with West Ham United.

The initial offer from Arsenal, worth a total of £80 million, was swiftly rejected by West Ham, who are reportedly holding out for a fee in excess of £100 million to part ways with their prized asset. It appears that Arsenal’s bid fell short of the Hammers’ valuation for Rice, despite the substantial figure.

While negotiations have been ongoing, Manchester City has also expressed interest in acquiring the services of Declan. However, despite being informed about the ongoing discussions, the Gunners remain the favorites to secure the English midfielder’s signature. Arsenal’s determination to secure Rice’s services is evident in their decision to make another bid, indicating their intent to go all out for the highly sought-after player.

England International, Declan Rice.
England International, Declan Rice.

Declan Rice’s potential move to the Emirates Stadium has been met with excitement among Arsenal fans. The 23-year-old midfielder has established himself as one of the brightest talents in English football, impressing both for club and country. His commanding presence in the midfield, exceptional passing ability, and defensive prowess have made him a highly coveted player in the Premier League.

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Rice’s potential arrival would provide Arsenal with a significant boost in midfield, as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season. The Gunners endured a disappointing campaign last year, after bottling the league at the tail-end of the season to Man City. However, manager Mikel Arteta is determined to turn the club’s fortunes around and believes that Rice’s arrival would be a major step in the right direction.

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L-R Declan Rice, Odumodu

The coming days are expected to be crucial in determining the outcome of the negotiations between Arsenal and West Ham. Arsenal’s renewed bid, combined with their progress on personal terms, is likely to test the resolve of the Hammers. As the saga unfolds, football fans around the world eagerly await the conclusion of what promises to be one of the most intriguing transfer battles of the summer.

Only time will tell whether Arsenal can meet West Ham’s valuation and persuade Declan Rice to make the move to North London.