Arsenal suffers main West ham player setback as Man City makes transfer dent with $120m bid

Arsenal suffers main West ham player setback as Man City makes transfer dent with $120m bid

Welcoming you to the sports dias.com transfer briefing. To help you stay on top of everything Arsenal-related in the market, we’ve compiled the most recent noises from social media, journalists, and so-called insider trade knowledge (ITK), rounding up what’s happening in the Gunners’ world.

Man City makes a colossal offer

This has occurred at the worst possible time for Arsenal, as Manchester City is flexing its muscle in the transfer market. Mikel Arteta does not wish to learn the true extent of their closest rivals’ financial resources, given that Pep Guardiola’s squad is heavily pursuing Declan Rice.

They have now sprung to life with a £35m ($44.5m) deal for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, as well as paving the way for the signing of RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol.

The release clause in the center-back’s contract does not take effect until 2024, but the Germans have set the price at well over £95 million ($120 million).

This could be a major setback for Arsenal or a sign of renewed optimism, according to football.london. If City pursues Gvardiol with such vigor, West Ham’s Rice could become available for Arsenal to acquire. On the other hand, this could be evidence that Guardiola’s squad will be extremely dominant in the upcoming window.

Due to the departures of Ilkay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko over the past two years, they have room in their squad for new players. In the future, Bernardo Silva may also depart, creating even more space.

Arsenal will be able to compete for Rice no matter what but depending on how much budget is actually handed to City this summer, signing Gvardiol could make or break their activity.
Rice talks

Well, speaking of Rice, City are said to have held initial discussions with the West Ham captain over a transfer. As they step up their attempts to persuade the 24-year-old to move north rather than stay in London, it is reported that he actually prefers a move to Manchester.

Although this is unlikely to prove too much of an issue, West Ham hold most control over his future, it poses as a setback for the Gunners as they seek to make progress with a deal for their priority target. With the lure of being favourites for almost every competition he would enter with City, it is quite the battle for Arsenal.
Thesoccerstand.com says: Arsenal would still be able to force through a deal for Rice even if he is edging towatds the Etihad Stadium. He has two of the most alluring offers in the world on the table, and Arsenal is one of them.

It is difficult to refuse City’s advances. A player like Rice would certainly be intrigued by the opportunity to play for Guardiola, given their dominance in the global game. Nevertheless, if Arsenal can match City’s offer and convince West Ham that theirs is the best, he would be just as fortunate to learn from Arteta and play for a developing team like Arsenal.

Arsenal suffers main West ham player setback as Man City makes transfer dent with $120m bid