The English midfielder Declan Rice who plays for West Ham has signed a £105 million contract with Arsenal. The teams are still in discussion on the details of the 24-year-old's contract. It comes after the Gunners' third offer, after their first two offers were turned down because they fell short of the £100 million West Ham demanded.
Earlier Manchester City withdrew from the race after having its £90 million bid for Rice rejected on Tuesday. Rice, the captain of the Hammers, joined the team in 2014 after transferring from Chelsea to their academy.
His leadership helped them win the Europa Conference League earlier this month, their first significant prize in 43 years. In 2024 his agreement with London Stadium was set to end. The initial £100 million of Arsenal's offer is coupled with a $5 million add-on.