Since last week, Arsenal has been in talks with West Ham to secure the signing of the club’s standout player, who won the Conference League last season. Midfielder Declan Rice is one of the biggest protagonists of this transfer window and is being targeted by several European giants, with the Gunners currently being the favorites.
The club has already made some offers for Declan Rice, however, they have not met West Ham’s desired requirements, as the club has raised its demands due to intense competition for the player. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers have a set of demands regarding the payment structure of the required amount.
In their latest proposal, Arsenal offered £75 million, which was accepted by West Ham. However, the club was not satisfied with the conditions required to activate the bonuses, totaling £15 million.
The report states that one of the recent obstacles for Arsenal to finalize the signing is the difficulty in meeting the bonus conditions, also known as add-ons. The club wants the remaining £15 million to be received through easily achievable targets, considering that the ones presented by the Gunners were deemed too challenging to activate.
Arsenal persists in the negotiation
Despite the proposal being rejected by West Ham, Arsenal is working to improve their offer and present it to the Hammers soon.
On the other hand, according to Fabrizio Romano, Rice’s team is also waiting for Manchester City to enter the negotiations, optimistic about a potential generous offer that the current Champions League winners might make.
Despite the current hurdles, there is a lot of optimism on the part of Mikel Arteta’s team. Arsenal believes they can reach an agreement with West Ham in the coming weeks. Declan Rice would arrive as one of the key reinforcements for the Champions League campaign. We will soon see a resolution.