Arsenal has submitted a third bid worth 105 million pounds for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.
Treble winners Manchester City, who had a 90 million pounds offer for the 24-year-old rejected, will not match the Gunners’ bid.
Arsenal has also had two bids previously rejected after their offers fell short of the 100 million West Ham wanted. However, it is understood the Hammers do not believe the structure of the latest bid is right.
Rice’s current contract at the London Stadium expires in 2024 but has the option for a one-year extension until the summer of 2025. If Arsenal’s bid of an initial 100m plus 5m Pounds in add-ons is successful, the initial fee would equal the British record Manchester City paid for midfielder Jack Grealish.