Arsenal face Declan Rice uncertainty as key moment changes West Ham's transfer demands
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Arsenal are facing fresh uncertainty in their move for Declan Rice, with West Ham reportedly changing their demands for the player.
The Gunners tabled a fresh £90 million bid for Rice on Tuesday morning, having seen a bid in the region of £80 million, including add-ons, turned down last week.
But their second offer was also rejected by the Hammers, who are said to be standing firm on the £100 million price tag they have placed on the head of their star player.
The West Ham captain lifted the Europa Conference League trophy earlier this month - his first trophy at senior level.
After the match, Hammers chairman David Sullivan all but confirmed on talkSPORT that Rice would depart the London Stadium this summer.
However, one key area relating to the final is proving to be a challenge for Arsenal in negotiations, it has been reported.
Arsenal face Rice transfer uncertainty
According to The Guardian, the Gunners were told, prior to the Europa Conference League final, that Rice was worth £80 million - which likely explains the size of their first bid that was turned down.
The report claims that it is precisely that triumph that has caused a delay to negotiations over Rice, with the Hammers now requesting a fee of around £100 million to sell the midfielder.
Whether Arsenal are willing to stretch to that fee remains unclear, but they are said to remain 'confident' of securing the England international's signature.
The completion of a deal for the 24-year-old would represent one of the moves of the summer by Arteta's side - but it is going to cost a significant amount in order to do so.