Arsenal transfer news: Declan Rice deal expected on Monday amid Granit Xhaka turnaround – Football.London

Your morning roundup of Arsenal transfers on Saturday 1st July.

Declan Rice deal expected on Monday

West Ham hope to agree payment terms with Arsenal for a deal to sign Declan Rice on Monday, according to the Sun.

The Gunners have reached an agreement in principle to sign Rice for an initial fee of £100m, with a further £5m in add-ons. Now, sources close to the deal are said to expect negotiations to conclude early next week.

Granit Xhaka Twist reported last month that Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was in advanced talks to join Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth 15 million euros (£13 million), with a contract until 2027.

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But now, the Mirror has claimed that north Londoners may have changed their stance, keen to get around £20m for the Swiss captain.

Jurrien Timber speaks

Ajax defender Jurrien Timber appears to be getting closer to a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners had an initial £30m offer turned down by the Dutch giants last week, understands. Since then, North Londoners have submitted a second offer, He understands, with personal terms in a deal through 2028 already agreed with the 22-year-old.

Now the Evening Standard has reported that Arsenal and Ajax are keen to finalize a deal with talks expected to pick up speed this weekend. Timber is said to have pushed to join the Gunners despite interest from German team Bayern Munich, as he was impressed by Mikel Arteta’s project.

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