Daily Mail share Arsenal are ready to send West Ham United the first offer for Declan Rice.
Declan Rice is one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets this summer but the Gunners doesn’t have ample funds available so it can’t be spent arbitrarily.
West Ham United revealed want a huge sum of £120 million for the 24-year-old player, a huge amount hard for clubs to accept and Arsenal will make efforts to negotiate to convince the partner to lower the request.
First, Daily Mail shares Arsenal will open negotiations with The Hammers and the first offer for Rice is worth £90 million. The Emirates Stadium team’s record payment fee is 72 million pounds in the signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille. So, if West Ham nod the figure of £ 90 million, Rice will become the most expensive signature in Arsenal history.
The report also confirms Arsenal is willing to offer the British midfielder a salary around £300,000 per week.
The Gunners offer is generous, but it is unlikely to impress West Ham. £90m is far below the expectation of £120m that David Moyes’ team wants to receive.
The asking price of £100m is an option and that seems realistic despite Arsenal not yet agreeing to pin that figure.