• Arsenal’s first proposal falls well below West Ham’s valuation
  • Source predicts City will ‘blow Arsenal out of the water’

Arsenal have had an opening offer of £80m for Declan Rice turned down by West Ham, who anticipate Manchester City entering the bidding for the midfielder.

West Ham want £100m for Rice and the expectation at the start of the week was that Arsenal would meet the asking price by including various add-ons. Initial talks had progressed well and there was confidence the transfer would not turn into a saga.

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