Premier League

No reductions, the incredible sum of money that West Ham demand for Declan Rice

One of the Premier League's most coveted players would cost a historic fee.

By Liam Styles

One of the Premier League's most coveted players would cost a historic fee.
One of the Premier League's most coveted players would cost a historic fee.
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No one can doubt that England's Arsenal are coming up short in terms of signings for next season's summer transfer window. Mikel Arteta's side do not want to be in the embarrassing situation of losing the league in the closing stages and handing it to the Premier League's new villains, Josep Guardiola's Manchester City, who won a historic treble by winning the league, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in less than two months.

There is no doubt that Arteta's ability to manage a big team like the Gunners is high, but he needs new signings who can give him the ability and depth on the bench. He must be happy that Bukayo Saka has emerged as a goalscorer in this Euro 2024 qualifier in Germany, having just scored three goals in a 7-0 win over Macedonia. It sounds easy, but you have to have a nose for goal to pull off this wonderkid.

The reality is that Arsenal's obsession remains Declan Rice. The West Ham midfielder was the sensation of last season and is already one of Gareth Southgate's strong men in the England national team.They still have a long way to go, but they are on the verge of clinching a ticket to the top national team competition on the European continent. 

Manchester United and Chelsea had been interested in his services, but have left the way clear for Arsenal to take the lead in negotiations because they have already convinced the player that they would be the best option and could be playing in the UEFA Champions League without any problems, with many of his England teammates.

What will happen with Rice and Arsenal?

Sky Sports have reported that West Ham have rejected a second offer of 92 million euros for Declan Rice. The Hammers do not want to sell him for less than £100m. The first offer to bring in Rice was 70 million euros which was automatically rejected and the second was 92 million, although they hope to make a third offer with certain interesting bonuses for the player and the team to accept immediately.

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