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  • The Gunners have long had the West Ham captain as their No 1 transfer target 
  • Their opening offer was snubbed by the Hammers, who rejected payment set-up

West Ham have rejected Arsenal’s £90million second offer for Declan Rice as they continue to hold out for a minimum £100m.

The Gunners’ new deal is believed to be worth £75m in guaranteed cash with an extra £15m in add-ons. 

Early indications were that Arsenal would table an offer worth a minimum £90m plus extra pushing it closer to £100m.

But their latest offer has fallen short of the £100m threshold and has been turned down. The Gunners have made Rice their No 1 target and have already seen an offer of £80m offer turned down.

Rice heads off on holiday this week after an arduous 61-game season expecting to be an Arsenal player by the end of the month. 

Personal terms – well in-excess of £200,000-per-week – will be formally agreed very quickly once West Ham and Arsenal reach a middle ground.

West Ham want to trigger an auction for Rice as they seek to recoup over £100m for their captain. 

But Rice wants to join Arsenal, who have already verbally indicated their intention to make a second bid.


Meanwhile, Arsenal have made an improved verbal offer worth £60m for Chelsea attacker Kai Havertz.

The new package is understood to be worth a guaranteed £55million plus an extra £5m in bonuses.

Having seen their original offer of around £50million turned down by Chelsea last week, Arsenal have continued talks with Chelsea over agreeing on a fee for the German international.

Those discussions accelerated over the weekend and Mail Sport now understands that a fresh verbal offer has been made.

Arsenal want to wrap a deal up quickly and already have a broad agreement in place over personal terms.

Havertz will be offered a long-term contract worth a minimum of £210,000-per-week.


The ball is now in Chelsea’s court over whether to agree to sell Havertz for £60m. 

The Blues value the forward between £70m-£75m.


Pertinently, Havertz has already been given the go-ahead to joining Arsenal. That is, provided the two clubs can agree on a deal for his departure.

Chelsea want to raise funds as they look to press ahead with their own recruitment plans.

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Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is at the top of their list of summer transfer targets.

But Caicedo will cost at least £100m and Chelsea need to sell before being comfortable committing that level of money.


Daily Mail UK

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