West Ham waiting for new Arsenal Rice bid but transfer saga expected to drag on

Despite Arsenal’s desire for a swift resolution to the transfer saga involving West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, they have not submitted a second bid for his services.

West Ham had rejected Arsenal’s initial offer for Rice, and it was anticipated that the Gunners would return with an improved bid. However, there has been a delay in their response.

The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal is yet to present an enhanced offer, which could potentially reach £100 million when including add-ons.

While other clubs have expressed interest in signing Rice, the midfielder himself reportedly favors a move to the Emirates. Consequently, the decision now rests with Arsenal to make their move and pursue negotiations further.

Just Arsenal Opinion

We need to work hard enough on our plans and get back to West Ham with an improved offer.

It’s tricky because we have other targets, but we cannot miss out on Rice after following him for so long and the club hierarchy knows this.

If we don’t sort out this deal, it will be difficult for us to move on and sign other targets on our list. The slower we act, the better our chance of missing out on our targets.

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  1. The last thing we need is a protracted bidding war for someone who most likely will end up at City or another rich club. We would do well to be working on plan B right now because West Ham are in no rush and we’re likely to get stung. I can see us starting next season with the same midfield as we have eight now if we don’t get the deal done soon!

  2. Arsenal must be shrewd and remain calm, West Ham need to strengthen much more than we do.

    The massive advantage we have is that the lad wants to join us.

    West Ham is nervous as once clubs starts spending, their won’t be much clubs around that can find £100 mil for Rice.

  3. If Partey is being sold to Saudi Arabia (which i hope is wrong) then we need Rice and two more midfielders. Xhaka going and a great back up/ challenger.

    1. Could be a rumour that as legs Reggie
      Have you seen the 4players leaving Chelsea to go there ?
      All going for the money when they could have another 3-4 years at the top lvl apart form Kante .

      1. It looks like the only people who can afford prem players on exorbitant wages are the Saudis. Not every player will want to go there though.

  4. Starting to turn into Mudryk 2.0 with West Ham looking for a bidding war and someone to overpay for Rice.

    Hopefully we are initiating talks with Plan B as we prepare a final take it or leave it offer for Rice.

    There are other options for better value, and leave us more funds to improve the team.

  5. Let’s remain calm. Rice wants to join Arsenal. It’s negotiations. You don’t want to blink first. There appear to be no other clubs in a hurry to outbid us. There is time to pay full price and time to let WHam sweat a little. Rice is not staying and they know that. That’s why we’re still keeping tabs on other targets, some of those WHam is after as well. As some point, we back-off, they get their man, we get Rice for a more realistic value. It’s all part of the process.

  6. Off topic.
    Looks like Arsenal’s reported interest in Ilkay Gundogan is nothing much after all. Guadiola didn’t mention us among clubs that have expressed interest in signing the player. He mentioned Barcelona and Dortmund only.
    What do we make of this guys?

  7. The most fascinating think here is that Rice want to join us 100%.but again westham asking price is hectic for arsenal cause literally how can pay such an amount 100m for a player whose contract is running out.

  8. It’s unfortunate how fans fret and even berate the gaffer and management because of a clickbait by some media.

  9. It’s said that we’re putting in our second bid for him today along with bids for Havertz and a Dutch CB Timber

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