Declan Rice: Arsenal agree £105m deal to sign West Ham and England midfielder this summer

Declan Rice is on the verge of joining Arsenal for £105m as Arsenal have agreed a £105m deal to sign West Ham captain Declan Rice. The transfer breaks down as an £100m initial fee plus £5m in performance related add-ons. The structure of the payments are still being discussed between the two clubs, but Rice is now free to discuss personal terms and look at having his medical.

Arsenal have already had two club-record bids rejected by the Irons – a £90m bid comprising a £75m fee and £15m in add-ons and an opening offer thought to be worth £80m plus add-ons. The offer smashes Arsenal’s transfer record – the £72m they paid Lille for Nicolas Pepe in 2019.

Rice has spent his entire professional career with West Ham and led the club to the Europa Conference League title as his last act.