West Ham determined to dig in for terms

3 Jul, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

West Ham are determined not to give in to Arsenal and remain battling on payment structure and other clauses for the sale of their captain Declan Rice.

It had been hoped that the deal could be resolved today but we are now being told it could take another three days and might not be completed until Wednesday if at all.

The Hammers are digging in their heels insisting that they receive a significant proportion of the £105m fee up front and the remainder over 18 months.

West Ham are also believed to want a sell on clause on any profit that Arsenal could make in the future and also the add-ons to be a bit more realistic rather than relate winning the Champions League or Premier League.

The Hammers are fully prepared to walk away from the deal if they don’t get their own way and that unlikely scenario could see Rice stay a Hammer.

A club source told ClaretandHughWe are still fighting with Arsenal to do the best deal for West Ham United, but we are hopeful it will conclude in next 72 hours. To be honest we still hope he stays, though its very unlikely!”

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