Arsenal has managed to secure a deal valued at £105m to sign England and West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice.
Discussions are still underway about the specifics of the deal for the 24-year-old player.
This successful bid follows after Arsenal’s previous two offers fell short of West Ham’s £100m price tag.
Manchester City, who had a £90m bid for Rice turned down on Tuesday, have subsequently exited the race for the player.
He recently led his team to a victory in the Europa Conference League, marking their first significant trophy in 43 years.
His contract with the London Stadium was set to conclude in 2024.
The bid from Arsenal consists of a base £100m and additional £5m in add-ons. This initial fee matches the British record set by Manchester City for the acquisition of midfielder Jack Grealish.
Earlier this month, England midfielder Jude Bellingham transferred to Real Madrid for a base £88.5m, a deal that could reach £115m with add-ons.
After West Ham’s triumph over Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League, chairman David Sullivan expressed his 99% certainty that Rice would be leaving West Ham this summer.
Since his debut in the 2016-17 season, Rice has scored 15 goals in 245 appearances for West Ham.
Rice has received 43 caps for England, including playing in every match at the previous winter’s World Cup.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Declan Rice Transfer
Who has Arsenal agreed to sign for £105m?
Arsenal has agreed to sign England and West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, for £105m.
How old is Declan Rice, the midfielder Arsenal is signing?
Declan Rice is 24 years old.
Which team did Declan Rice play for prior to this agreement with Arsenal?
Before this agreement with Arsenal, Declan Rice was a midfielder for West Ham.
What was the previous British transfer record and who held it?
The previous British transfer record was also £100m, held by Manchester City for the acquisition of midfielder Jack Grealish.
What achievements does Declan Rice have with West Ham?
Declan Rice led West Ham to a victory in the Europa Conference League earlier this month, their first major trophy in 43 years.
How many goals has Declan Rice scored for West Ham?
Declan Rice has scored 15 goals in 245 appearances for West Ham.
How many times has Declan Rice been capped for England?
Declan Rice has been capped 43 times for England.
What is the duration of Declan Rice’s current contract with West Ham?
Declan Rice’s current contract with West Ham was due to expire in 2024.
Who were the other interested parties in signing Declan Rice?
Manchester City also expressed interest in signing Declan Rice but withdrew their offer.