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✍️ OFFICIAL Declan Rice

How long until Arsenal announce this?

  • By Thursday (the 6th)

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Rasmi

Negative Nancy

Country: England
No other choice? There are no other good DM's? We cant unsettle a player? We cant keep the better DM we already have and buy a long term replacement instead (Lavia)?
Rice is not just a DM. You buying more than a DM. The new face of the club. Commercially he will be worth a lot
 

bingobob

A-M’s Resident Hunskelper
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Country: Scotland
And what if West Ham said they wanted x but keep moving the goalposts?
If they do that then it's on them. By all accounts they've been consistent in saying 100m. If that's offered and they say no - make a very public declaration that they act in bad faith and we will pursue other targets.
 

Batman

Head of the Wayne foundation for benching Nketiah

Country: USA

Player:Saliba
Rice is not just a DM. You buying more than a DM. The new face of the club. Commercially he will be worth a lot
Stop huffing paint. Wouldn't even be top 5 in popularity at the club.
Joking Three Lions GIF by EE
 

bingobob

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Country: Scotland
There's no indication that we're struggling to offer an extra 5m. We waited all weekend for City to submit their unimpressive opening bid and now we will prepare our own 3rd bid. That's how the game is played. Just like West Ham are trying to get the most possible for him so too should Arsenal pay as little as is possible to get the deal done.

Time is more on the side of Arsenal and City than West Ham. They have to sell him and they can't afford to buy his replacements until he's sold whereas both Arsenal and City could easily just move on to someone else without any need for sales to fund their business. The longer this goes on the more risk West Ham (who by the way are not experienced at all in buying players for enormous fees) lose out on their targets to other clubs or run into karma and a difficult club like themselves late in the window.
That extra few million seems to be all the difference. And given the extra interest from City I'd rather we got the deal done or moved on. Staying in and hoping West Ham buckle/City don't hit the magic number risks losing out on our number 2 or 3 target.

Submit X inform West Ham this is the final bid. If they reject move on. No point being bogged down in another war of attrition. We don't win them.
 

Tir Na Nog

Changes Opinion Every 5 Minutes

Country: Ireland
Our offer is meant to be in soon according to that ex west ham guy? Surely it's taken it or leave it stage now
 

A_G

Lost A Bet
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West Ham United have received verbal offers from two clubs for more than the £90 million they have turned down from Manchester City for Declan Rice.

It is hoped the bids will be formally made in writing in the next 48 hours with the midfielder’s future decided soon after that.

All parties want the transfer resolved as soon as possible with sources hoping the new offers will be made and dealt with before the end of this week.

The expectation is, of course, that the two clubs in question are Arsenal and City but there is the possibility of a third bidder coming in for the England international.

Arsenal are set to make a third offer after failing with their latest bid, their second, of £90 million last week. A major stumbling block was the structure of the deal with Arsenal proposing £75 million plus £15 million adds-ons but, crucially, with the payments spread over a five-year period.

The payment plan in City’s counter-offer of £80 million guaranteed plus £10 million in additional monies was more acceptable but still fell below West Ham’s valuation of £100 million for their captain. It was rejected after being received on Monday.

When Arsenal’s second offer was turned down they indicated to West Ham they would return to the table, while it seems unlikely City will have made one take-it-or-leave it offer for the 24-year-old.

It has long been assumed that Rice’s preference is to join Arsenal and that they remain the favourites. However, if the choice is to stay at West Ham or join Pep Guardiola’s Treble winners, Rice is not likely to turn down the chance to move to City.

Rice has held conversations with both Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and City’s Pep Guardiola with City then having made their bid once it became apparent their captain Ilkay Gundogan had turned down the chance to stay and was accepting a two-year deal at Barcelona once his current contract expires.

Manchester United have also been considering a player-plus-cash deal for Rice but have, until now, asked for more time and must be regarded as outsiders.

Even so, West Ham have shown some interest in United midfielder Scott McTominay who is on the list of players made available for transfer this summer while manager David Moyes likes Harry Maguire but his wage demands are likely to be too high.

Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel has also shown interest in Rice but it is understood the German club decided against making a move several weeks ago, once the price for the player became apparent.

West Ham have benchmarked the fee against how much Real Madrid are paying for Jude Bellingham (up to £115 million) after agreeing to Rice’s request to be sold during this window.

West Ham will be delighted that Arsenal have not have a free run at signing Rice and that a bidding war has been created for their prize asset.

However there is also surprise that Arsenal did not originally bid higher given they were aware of West Ham’s demands. If Arsenal lose out to City it will come as a severe blow to the club who have made Rice their number one transfer target during this window.

They do remain determined to sign him but have become less confident in recent days that the deal can be done.
 

Batman

Head of the Wayne foundation for benching Nketiah

Country: USA

Player:Saliba
That extra few million seems to be all the difference. And given the extra interest from City I'd rather we got the deal done or moved on. Staying in and hoping West Ham buckle/City don't hit the magic number risks losing out on our number 2 or 3 target.

Submit X inform West Ham this is the final bid. If they reject move on. No point being bogged down in another war of attrition. We don't win them.
Based on what? Just because you're getting skittish about a deal you don't actually know the full details of doesn't mean that the professionals tasked with getting it done should punk out of it. Instead of getting wound up over clickbait, let the process play out and see what happens.
 

Rasmi

Negative Nancy

Country: England
Stop huffing paint. Wouldn't even be top 5 in popularity at the club.
Joking Three Lions GIF by EE
Love Saka. But he is not what English media loves. Rice ain’t close to saka level. Same as Grealish is not close to kdb. Who is the English media darling? Rice is everything English media love. White, decent looking, pretentious and “passionate”
 
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