West Ham completely rule out one deal for Arsenal target Declan Rice as asking price revealed
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West Ham have ruled out one particular move for Declan Rice this summer, according to reports.
Rice has been at the centre of a long-standing transfer saga, after the 24-year-old expressed his desire to play in the Champions League.
Arsenal are thought to be leading the race for the midfielder, who is set to enter the final year of his contract next month.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle are also thought to be keeping tabs on Rice, as the Hammers brace themselves for a mass bidding war.
However, there is one move the east London side will not consider, after their asking price was revealed.
West Ham rule out swap deal
West Ham have allegedly resigned themselves to losing Rice this summer, and are on a scouting mission to replace the England international.
In turn, David Moyes would be willing to listen to offers including a player and cash deal, claim Sky Sports.
The report states that West Ham would accept a bid of £100 million alongside a player, but would demand £120 million on its own.
There have been suggestions that Arsenal could use a first-team player or emerging talent as a bargaining tool within their offer to help lower West Ham's massive asking price.
However, Football Insider report that West Ham have turned their nose up at a swap-plus-cash deal and are unwilling to budge on their price tag.
Granit Xhaka could be used in negotiations, with the 30-year-old playing a similar role to Rice.
Indeed, he has been rumoured with a sensational swap-deal to Bayer Leverkusen, which would see French winger Moussa Diaby arrive at the Emirates
Although it seems if Arsenal are to land Rice, they will have to do so with cash alone, meaning the Gunners must dig deep into their pockets.