West Ham rejects Arsenal’s offer for Declan Rice
As the summer transfer windows is online, Arsenal plans to sign one of the midfielders, where West Ham rejects Arsenal’s offer for the Second time as they increased the bid around £90m for the second time.
Arsenal’s had given the first bid for Declan Rice is said to be £75m, spread over four payments which was rejected by West Ham. Hence, Arsenal had offered an improvised bid with £90m which was also got rejected by West Ham United.
The club wants a larger fee and shorter Payment plan to the deal. West Ham’s chairman, David Sullivan has said he is “99%” sure Rice, who led the Hammers to Victory in the Europa conference league earlier this month, will leave West Ham this summer.
Declan Rice over his Career
Declan Rice has played 245 games and scored 15 goals for West Ham, having made his debut in the 2016-17 season after coming through the academy.
He represented the Republic of Ireland three times before switching his international allegiance to England, for whom he has been capped 41 times, playing in all five matches at the World Cup last year.
Declan Rice, who replaced Mark Noble as the Hammers’ before the start of this season, has spent his entire Professional career with the club. The Gunners made bids for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo in January transfer Windows and ultimately ended up signing Jorginho from London rivals Chelsea. After the victory West Ham United in the Europa conference league against Fiorentina with 2-1.
Rice has one year left on his contract, although West have the option to extend that until the summer of 2025, leaving them in a strong position to negotiate a substantial transfer fee. “You can’t ask for a man who has committed more to us this season,” Sullivan said.
“In due course, he has to get on and we have to get a replacement – or several replacements. It’s not something we want to happen. We offered him £200,000 a week 18 months ago. He turned it down. David Sullivan had spoken about the Declan Rice’s exit from the club after Europa conference league final.
“It’s cost him £10m to stay at West Ham in that time. And he wants to go. You can’t keep a player who doesn’t want to be there. The offers will start to come today.
“There are three or four clubs who have shown interest but, out of respect to West Ham, while we’re still playing, you don’t make offers for players.” “He set his heart on going and in due course he has to get on and we have to get a replacement.”
“It is not something we wanted to happen. We offered him £200,000 a week 18 months ago and he turned it down. You can’t keep a player who doesn’t want to be there. Arsenal had plans on signing Jurrien Timber for 30 millions Euros.
“I think the offers will start to come. Three or four clubs have shown interest but out of respect to West Ham, while we’re still playing, you don’t make offers for players.”
Arsenal’s talks for Ajax defender Timber
Arsenal are having a second option over defender for signing Jurrien Timber from Ajax.
Discussions have said to be “very positive” and there appears to be a willingness from all parties to get a deal done. Timber has two years left on his contract and is valued at around €50m (£42.8m) from the club.
Reports suggest one bid has already been rejected but Arsenal are working on the valuation of a player and payment structure.
Timber is a player the Gunners are looking for at in January and they have been monitoring his progress over the past season as they look to increase competition in defensive positions.
The club are continuing to work on deals for West Ham captain Rice and Chelsea forward Kai Havertz. It is understood there is encouragement all three players want to join.