Arsenal finalize Declan Rice deal as agreement and paperworks completed

Arsenal finalize Declan Rice deal as agreement and paperworks completed

Arsenal are set to submit an official bid for West Ham star Declan Rice this week, sources have told Football Insider.

The Gunners have reached a verbal agreement with Rice and will now follow up with an official bid for the midfielder in the coming days.

The deal to be tabled is believed to be worth £90million-plus as Arsenal look to wrap up what would comfortably smash their club transfer record.


Rice, 24, has already said ‘yes ‘to the proposal put forward by Mikel Arteta’s side and, as revealed by Football Insider on Saturday, has told the Arsenal boss as well as West Ham he wants to join the Gunners as soon as possible.

However, details between Arsenal and West Ham still need to be ironed out.

No official paperwork has been signed as yet but the two London clubs will sit down this week to try and get a deal done for Rice.

The Hammers captain is entering the final year of his deal at the London Stadium but the club have the option of a 12-month extension.

On Saturday (10 June), Football Insider revealed that Rice has told West Ham and Arteta that he wants to sign for the Gunners.

During conversations with the Irons’ hierarchy as well as the Arsenal boss, Rice made clear that his first choice is a move to north London if the sides can agree a deal.

West Ham owner David Sullivan has already admitted that the midfielder as likely played his last game for the club after being “promised” he would be allowed to leave this summer.

Rice has been an integral part of a Hammers side that, despite a disappointing Premier League season, have secured Europa League football for the 2023-24 campaign after winning their first trophy in 43 years with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final.

The captain has made 50 appearances across all competitions for David Moyes’s side this season, netting five goals and providing four assists in those outings.

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