Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Declan Rice £90m BID latest, Kai Havertz personal terms AGREED, Granit Xhaka 'exit' | The Sun

A third Arsenal bid for England midfielder Rice is all but inevitable after West Ham rejected a huge £90million offer for the Hammers skipper.

Elsewhere, the Gunners have reportedly agreed personal terms with Chelsea star Kai Havertz.

While the Gunners have also reportedly made a £30million offer for Jurrien Timber and personal terms have been AGREED.

In other news, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka seems set for Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports.


Stay up to date with all the latest from the Emirates Stadium…

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Declan Rice priority

    Arsenal are prioritising West Ham superstar Declan Rice over Southampton ace Romeo Lavia.

    This comes after the Gunners had a fresh £80million bid turned down by the Hammers.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "Timing of new bid not clear yet but it’s guaranteed that Arsenal won’t stop on this one.

    "No plan to bid for Romeo Lavia until they get Rice deal sealed."

  • By Ian Tuckey

    ‘Roma losing out in Granit hunt’

    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka seems set for Bayer Leverkusen.

    The Swiss ace was also targeted by Jose Mourinho's Roma.

    But it’s claimed Xhaka has agreed personal terms with Leverkusen.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Havertz first in, Declan second?

    Chelsea's Kai Havertz has overtaken Declan Rice as Arsenal’s likeliest summer signing.

    Hollandright-back Jurrien Timber is next on the list following a reported approach to Ajax last week.

    Havertz, rated at £68million, has reportedly agreed a long-term Emirates deal of around £200,000 a week.

    In contrast, the Gunners are still negotiating with West Ham after having a club-record second offer of £90million for the England midfielder turned down.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils and Gunners in Lavia hunt

    Romeo Lavia is expected to stay in the Prem as Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly hover.

    Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues are understood to have offered£50million for the relegated Southampton midfielder.

    Journalist Paul Brown reckons the 19-year-old could be too expensive for the Gunners if they complete the huge-money signings of West Ham'sDeclan Rice and Chelsea attacker Kai Havertz.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Nou signing for City ahead of Utd and Arsenal

    Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are losing out to Pep Guardiola's Prem kings Cityfor Leicester whizkid Tyrese Noubissie.

    The youth-team midfielder has turned down rival approaches in favour of the Etihad academy.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Gunners to 'listen to offers for 4 players'

    Eddie Nketiah and Thomas Partey are amongst five players Arsenal will consider bids for, reports tonight claim.

    Granit Xhaka is seemingly heading for Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer – but the Independent say four other stars could be SOLD.

    Nketiah is the closest to a surprise name as the 24-year-old was a star sub as well as a super stand-in for Gabriel Jesus last season.

    And Partey was a regular, injuries aside, next to Xhaka in the middle.

    Striker Folarin Balogun, a loan sensation for Reims, is being linked with top clubs in Italy like Inter Milan.

    And the final name is left-back Kieran Tierney, who has been targeted by Newcastle.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta would be happy to keep the Scotland star.

    But Oleksandr Zinchenko is the clear first-choice on the left of defence following a superb debut season after moving from Manchester City along with Jesus.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    'Leverkusen agree Xhaka terms'

    Granit Xhaka could be days away from finally joining Bayer Leverkusen.

    The Arsenal midfielder has also been linked with Roma.

    But it's claimed the Swiss star has agreed terms with Leverkusen.

  • By Henry Tomlinson

    Kit's not just on

    Adidas have reportedly stopped selling Arsenal's new home kit after fans spotted a blunder in its design.

    The kit manufacturer is claimed to have made an embarrassing blunder on the authentic version of the home shirt for the next Premier League season.

    Arsenal released their new stunning kit back in May and it was revealed that there would be a hidden nod to the Invincibles from the Premier League 2003-04 campaign.

    This was the year that under Arsene Wenger the Gunners managed to win the league title without losing a single league game.

    And the new shirt was set to pay homage to that achievement 20 years on with stitching on the white trim on the side.

    The record of 26 wins and 12 draws was supposed to have been stitched into the side of the jersey in the order of each result.

    However eagle-eyed fans have spotted that there has been an issue in the design.

    This is because they think that only 32 of the 38 league results have been featured on the shirt.

    The last four games of the season, draws against Portsmouth and Birmingham as well as two wins from the six-game winning run have been missed off.

    One fan wrote: "Both of mine only have 32. Bit confusing why they have done this. Surely must be an error by @adidasfootball and @Arsenal."

    The Gunners apologised for the mistake and "inconvenience" caused as they reached out to fans waiting for their new shirts.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Gunners 'to seal Rice deal before Romeo decision'

    Arsenal will focus on Declan Rice before pondering a bid for Romeo Lavia, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    A third Gunners' bid for England midfielder Rice is all but inevitable after West Ham rejected a £90million offer for the skipper.

    And transfer expert Romano says, midfield wise, that's where ALL Arsenal's attention for now will be.

    He tweeted: "Timing of new bid not clear yet but it’s guaranteed that Arsenal won’t stop on this one. No plan to bid for Roméo Lavia until they get Rice deal sealed."

    But as we suggested earlier this evening, there are question marks over whether the Gunners can afford Lavia if as expected they sign Rice and Kai Havertz.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Lavia could be too expensive

    Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia might be too costly for Arsenal amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, it's claimed tonight.

    It's thought Mauricio Pochettino's Blues have already bid around £50million for the one-cap Belgian, 19.

    And journalist Paul Brown has suggested Lavia might be out of the Gunners' range – as they close on Declan Rice and Kai Havertz.

    Nonetheless, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has tweeted: "Arsenal have concrete and strong interest in Romeo Lavia.

    Relationship is excellent with his camp — talks already took place.

    "Timing will be crucial as Chelsea remain interested. Man United appreciate Lavia but still not advancing. City buy back clause only valid 2024."

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Kai tipped to beat Rice in

    Kai Havertz has overtaken Declan Rice as Arsenal's likeliest summer signing.

    That's the common opinion tonight – with Ajax's Jurrien Timber third on the list.

    Chelsea's Germany attacker Havertz, rated at £68million, has reportedly agreed a long-term Emirates contract of around £200,000 a week.

    In contrast, the Gunners are still negotiating with West Ham after having a club-record second offer of £90million for the England midfielder turned down.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Why Jurri should be in hurry for Emirates

    Utrecht assistant boss Urby Emanuelson explained why he reckons the Emirates would be ideal for Jurrien Timber.

    The ex-Holland international, 37, told Voetbal Primeur’s #DoneDeal podcast: “In my opinion, he is a very great talent.

    “I know that the Timber family is very good at planning the careers of the brothers. On the one hand, I think Jur is ready for the step. On the other hand, if you’ve had a lesser season at Ajax… I find it difficult to advise him.

    “I would choose Arsenal. Why? They treat young players very well there. If you see how they deal with Martinelli, Odegaard, Saka … They are all guys who are allowed to make mistakes and are made important at the same time.

    “(He) has the potential to become the absolute top. That’s why Arsenal would be a good step. Arsenal is growing, they will build on that.”

  • By Ian Tuckey

    I hope Timber falls for Gunners

    Jurrien Timber has been urged to join Arsenal over Bayern Munich if Ajax agree to sell the right-back.

    Urby Emanuelson, a former midfielder for the Dutch champs, believes the Premier League giants would be the best option for the 22-year-old.

    The Gunners are said to have approached Ajax over Holland star Timber last week.

    There were even suggestions in his homeland that Arsenal have already reached an agreement.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    'Partey's over for last season's midfield

    The Gunners have reportedly told Thomas Partey he can move on amid a huge midfield shake-up.

    Central partner Granit Xhaka is also tipped to exit, with Declan Rice and attacker Kai Havertz expected to head in soon

    And90min say Ghana star Partey is happy to consider switching to the Saudi Pro League.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Tyrese to snub Arsenal for Man City

    Manchester City are set to beat neighbours United plus Chelsea and Arsenal to Leicester starlet Tyrese Noubissie.

    The youth-team midfielder is thought to have rejected all other approaches – to accept City's.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Gunners close to signing Rice and Havertz

    West Ham superstar Declan Rice and Chelsea star Kai Havertz are reportedly close to joining the Gunners.

    Despite having their initial bid rejected for Rice last week, it is believed the Gunners will pay a fee of £100million to secure the midfielder

    There remains work to be done between the North Londoners and the Blues on a fee for Havertz.

    But Arsenal seem willing to match the versatile forward’s £220,000-per-week contract.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Ilkay Gundogan blow

    Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has made a decision about his future.

    Gundogan has reportedly decided to leave City and agreed terms to join Barcelona this summer.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are optimistic they will land the midfielder.

    That is after the Blaugrana received "positive messages" from the Germany international's agents.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Balogun getting a chance

    Arsenal ace Folarin Balogun may get a chance during pre-season after a stunning loan stint at Reims, according to journalist Paul Brown.

    I think Balogun is going to get a chance in pre-season.

    I think Mikel Arteta wants to take a good look at him and see what kind of qualities he might be able to bring next season.

    I think he’s going to have to really impress

    Paul Brown

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Fresh Timber bid

    Arsenal are planning a fresh bid for Ajax star Jurrien Timber in the coming days.

    That's according to the Evening Standard, who claim that the Gunners are preparing an offer closer to Timber's £50million valuation.

    This comes after the North Londoners saw their £30m bid rejected by the Dutch giants.

    The Netherlands international has been previously linked with Manchester United.

    Credit: Getty
  • By Kostas Lianos

    Lavia deal close

    Arsenal are close to landing Southampton star Romeo Lavia.

    According to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the Gunners are set to agree personal terms.

    Tavolieri tweeted: "[Arsenal] close to agreeing personal terms with Romeo #Lavia!

    "[Arsenal] now run the race due to Emeka Obasi’s relationships close to #AFC bosses as explained days ago who wants to anticipated concurrence of #ChelseaFC with an offer to #SaintsFC submitted soon."

  • By Kostas Lianos

    AI predicts signings

    Artificial intelligence has drawn up a list of six key signings Arsenal could make in the summer transfer window:

    • Declan Rice (West Ham)
    • Hai Havertz (Chelsea)
    • Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)
    • Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
    • Mason Mount (Chelsea)
    • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
    • By Kostas Lianos

      West Ham reject bid

      West Ham have rejected Arsenal’s latest bid for Declan Rice, reports SunSport’s Jordan Davies.

      The Gunners made a club record £90million offer for Rice earlier today.

      The North Londoners’ bid is reportedly worth £75m up front and £15m in add-ons.

      However, the Hammers are said to be holding out for a staggering £100m bid.

      Credit: PA
    • By Kostas Lianos

      Gunner be a battle

      Arsenal are advancing in talks to sign Southampton star Romeo Lavia but their bid could be derailed by a special clause belonging to his former club Manchester City.

      Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims the Gunners are now leading the race as they also close in on West Ham star Declan Rice.

      Romano claims the North Londoners are making good progress in talks with both Saints and Lavia’s representatives.

      Chelsea are keeping a “close eye” on proceedings, while Manchester United are also “interested.”

      But City have a buyback clause of £40million that becomes active next year.

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Community Shield change

      The FA have changed the Community Shield kick-off time after fans threatened to boycott the major match.

      The clash between Treble winners Manchester City and Premier League runners-up Arsenal will now take place at 4pm on Sunday August 6.

      The FA had previously agreed a kick-off time of 5:30pm with broadcasters BBC as well as ITV.

      But City fans kicked up a fuss due to concerns over journeying back up to Manchester after the match.

      The Citizens' supporters group The 1894 called for fans to boycott the competition, claiming supporters were being overlooked by footballing chiefs.

    • By Kostas Lianos

      More on Rice

      Arsenal have made a second club-record bid for Declan Rice worth around £90m, reports SunSport's Jordan Davies.

      The Gunners saw their first bid of £80m plus add-ons last week rejected West Ham, who will likely do the same with this latest offer in the coming hours.

      Although a lower fee up front, Arsenal chiefs are hoping a larger and more realistic set of add-ons will sway the Hammers into doing the deal.

      The total sum topples Arsenal’s last record buy – £72m for Nicolas Pepe in 2019.

      However, the East Londoners remain committed to their demand of £100m for their captain and England international.

      Arsenal will not panic in their pursuit of Rice, and know they are getting closer to a resolution with West Ham.

      Credit: PA

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