Manchester City Keeps Close Tabs on Declan Rice as Arsenal Plans Third Bid

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According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, West Ham United is seeking a significant fee to be paid immediately for the transfer of Declan Rice. However, the club desires a large upfront sum and is not interested in installment payments. Romano’s insights shed light on the financial dynamics surrounding Rice’s potential move.

Manchester City remains attentive to the evolving situation surrounding Declan Rice, closely monitoring the developments. Although City has yet to make an official move for the player, their interest persists. Meanwhile, Arsenal plans to submit a third proposal in their pursuit of Rice, indicating the ongoing competition between the two clubs.

Fabrizio Romano states,

“The race remains open between Man City and Arsenal, waiting for the bids and also for West Ham position.”

West Ham looking for a British record fee for Declan Rice

West Ham United holds the belief that they can secure a British record transfer fee for Declan Rice. They wish to surpass the previous record set by Enzo Fernandez’s transfer to Chelsea. However, Hammers’ officials consider Rice to possess more experience and comparable ability to Fernandez, strengthening their resolve to maximize the fee for the 24-year-old midfielder.

Reports suggest that West Ham values Rice at £100 million. They have maintained a determined stance to extract the highest possible sum from the sale.

Arsenal bid could impact the actions of Manchester City

Arsenal’s next bid for Declan Rice will significantly dictate Manchester City’s course of action. The Gunners have already seen two bids rejected, including their latest offer of £75 million plus add-ons. If Arsenal’s next bid significantly surpasses their previous offers, it may exert pressure on Manchester City to respond.

City, known for its financial resources, has the potential to break the British transfer record once again if they deem it necessary to secure Rice’s signature. The club has high admiration for Rice, as acknowledged by Pep Guardiola. This combined with their ability to make significant upfront payments, may tip the scales in their favor.

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