Although City’s offer included an £80m initial payment, it falls short of West Ham’s desired £100m for the player.
Meanwhile, Arsenal is expected to make a third bid for the 24-year-old English midfielder.
West Ham turned down Arsenal’s second proposal, which consisted of an initial payment of £75m in four installments, along with £15m in add-ons.
Rice’s contract with West Ham is set to expire in 2024, but there is an option for a one-year extension until the summer of 2025.
After West Ham’s victory in the Europa Conference League against Fiorentina earlier this month, chairman David Sullivan expressed his belief that Rice would likely leave the club this summer, stating he was “99%” sure.
Although Manchester City has secured a £25m deal for Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic, the departure of Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona has motivated City manager Pep Guardiola to strengthen the midfield options, with Rice being considered the ideal candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Declan Rice
Q: What was the bid made by Manchester City for Declan Rice?
A: Manchester City made a bid of £90m for Declan Rice, the captain of West Ham. However, the bid was rejected by the club.
Q: Did West Ham receive any other bids for Declan Rice?
A: Yes, Arsenal has made two bids for Declan Rice. The second bid consisted of an initial payment of £75m in four installments, along with £15m in add-ons. However, both bids were turned down by West Ham.
Q: When does Declan Rice’s contract with West Ham expire?
A: Declan Rice’s contract with West Ham is set to expire in 2024. However, there is an option for a one-year extension until the summer of 2025.
Q: What did the chairman of West Ham say about Declan Rice’s future?
A: After West Ham’s Europa Conference League victory over Fiorentina, chairman David Sullivan stated that he was “99%” sure that Declan Rice would leave the club this summer.
Q: Why is Manchester City interested in Declan Rice?
A: Manchester City is interested in Declan Rice to bolster their midfield options, especially after the departure of Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona. Rice is viewed as the ideal candidate to strengthen City’s midfield.
More about Declan Rice
- West Ham captain Declan Rice – Official website of West Ham with information about Declan Rice.
- Manchester City Football Club – Official website of Manchester City Football Club.
- Arsenal Football Club – Official website of Arsenal Football Club.
- Transfermarkt – A comprehensive football database with transfer news and player information.
- Europa Conference League – Official website of the UEFA Europa Conference League.
- Ilkay Gundogan’s transfer to Barcelona – Official announcement of Ilkay Gundogan’s transfer to Barcelona.