Arsenal launch second Rice bid


West Ham have finally received a second bid for Declan Rice from Arsenal during this afternoon ( Tues)  which was immediately rejected by the board.

The North London club made an offer of a £75m transfer fee plus £15m of add ons bringing the total package to £90m.

The first offer had initially been widely reported at £80m plus £10m of extras but this has now become known through our key source  to be incorrect.

A key club source revealed the first bid was in fact just £60m plus £15m of add ons with a poor payment structure and add-on clauses that would be difficult to achieve.

Rice set for three week holiday

Declan Rice will now go on three weeks holiday which could further prolong the sale of the West Ham captain.

West Ham insist they are in no rush to sell their star player and want to hold out for the best possible price hoping to flush out more clubs with higher bids.

Officially the valuation including add-ons remains at £120m

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Buster says:

    Following two pathetic offers from Arsenal…… I’ve decided that I’m going to handle Declan’s transfer.
    So then…….. It’s £120 million plus Saka and Martinelli. Anymore faffing around and we’ll have Saliba as well.


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