Arsenal transfer news: Declan Rice £105m deal ‘done’ as Edu considers Jeremie Frimpong move – Football.London

Your morning transfer summary for Arsenal on Wednesday 5th July.

Arsenal move one step closer to £105m Declan Rice transfer

Arsenal have moved one step closer to finalizing a £105m deal to sign West Ham United captain Declan Rice this summer. The Gunners had a third offer worth £100m, with a further £5m available in add-ons, accepted by the Hammers with the two clubs negotiating a suitable payment structure in recent days.

Arsenal originally expected to pay the initial fee of £100 million over the course of five years. However, West Ham were pushing for full payment by the end of 2024.

Rice has his heart set on a move to north London and despite being open to a move to Manchester City, before Pep Guardiola’s team withdrew from the race for his signature, the 24-year-old is eager to work. with Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium. reported in January that Rice was the Gunners’ main target for the summer transfer window, with Arteta keen to strengthen his midfield options.

Arsenal are now close to finalizing the terms of their £105m deal for Rice, with the guaranteed part of the fee expected to be paid in three installments over two years, according to The Guardian. The Gunners have been forced to reduce the number of quotas to bring Arteta’s maximum summer goal to the Emirates Stadium.

Talks about the nature of the additions are continuing but Rice is expected to undergo a medical and join Arsenal this week. Keeping the pay structure on a shorter schedule will help West Ham’s financial position move forward as they now look to sign a suitable replacement for the England international after being placed on the Financial Fair Play watch list of UEFA last September.

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Arsenal know the transfer price of Jeremie Frimpong

Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong this summer. The Dutchman is considered to have the right qualities for what both clubs are looking for in the transfer market in terms of a defensive signing.

Frimpong predominantly plays as a right-back for Leverkusen and his speed, coupled with his passing ability, makes him an attractive proposition for the Gunners. Arsenal want to sign an ‘attacking’ right-back and are willing to pay up to €40m (£34m) for a ‘developmental player’, according to SPORTBILD.

A Sky Sports report underscores interest from north Londoners United, Barcelona and Bayern, as well as stating that his asking price has been set at €40m (£34m) plus add-ons from Leverkusen as they prepare. for offers. This matches the price Arsenal are willing to pay for a defender this summer as they look to add quality cover for Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

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Manchester United plot shocks Arsenal kidnapping

Arsenal are considering making a move to sign Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, but Manchester United could hijack the possible transfer. The Gunners are hoping to bolster their midfield options with the signing of West Ham captain Declan Rice.

The England international is expected to complete a £105m transfer to the Emirates Stadium later this week after Edu reached an agreement with the Hammers regarding the payment structure of the deal. West Ham expected to receive the full upfront fee of £100m by the end of 2024, while Arsenal sought to space out the payment over five years.

This could see the Gunners make a bold move to sign Tchouameni after Madrid completed the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. However, United are monitoring the Frenchman’s situation and could hijack Arsenal’s bid to sign him.

Madrid signed the 23-year-old midfielder for £85m from Monaco last season, beating out the likes of United and Liverpool. Croatian outlet Nacional claims that the Red Devils are eager to reignite their search for Tchouameni.

The report adds that Erik ten Hag is putting pressure on the club to seal a deal for the France international. However, the Dutchman is working with limited resources, especially after Chelsea accepted a £60m offer for Mason Mount.

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