West Ham face struggle over Rice fee


West Ham face a struggle over the Declan Rice fee given the shortage of cash across the Premier League this summer.

Arsenal have offered £80 million plus extras taking the fee to £90million. These are not the sort of numbers which will attract the Hammers. This window funds are understood to be less than in previous seasons.

With Bayern Munich reportedly pulling out of the deal given the price being demanded, things may be looking a little bleak for the Hammers,

Manchester United have demonstrated that cash may be short having seen a bid of just £40 million rejected for Mason Mount.

West Ham are involved in Declan Rice fee struggle given the shortage of cash across the Premier League this summer.

West Ham face struggle over Rice fee

And a Hammers source told Claret and Hugh exclusively : “We know what we want. However there appears to be cash flow problems at many clubs this summer.”

Mind you Mount, would be a decent option if the Hammers can get themselves into that market place.

The Hammers have been disadvantaged in the Rice sale due to the paucity of potential bidders. Bayern Munich have withdrawn their interest as have Manchester United.

As a result Arsenal find themselves in the luxurious position of being able to submit a low offer. Ordinarily The Hammers would like to invite and auction but unfortunately that is just not possible.

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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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  • Stratford E20 says:

    It’s early. Turn all bids down until we get what we want. Learn from Levy

  • West Aussie Hammer 1 says:

    I think the best outcome is to request a player plus cash scenario.
    Ie Smith Rowe & maybe the young forward (who was loaned to Reims) can’t remember his name lol and take 60mil. Both a great age and plenty of up side.

  • geefunkhammer says:

    This was always going to happen. Never thought we’d get north of £100m. If we can get something rising to close to £100m then I think we just need to take it and move on.

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