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Arsenal Hope to Sign Declan Rice Before Their Pre-season Tour


July 11, 2023

Arsenal are hopeful of completing the signing of Declan Rice before the squad flies to the USA for their pre-season tour on Sunday.

Rice is finalising his move to the Gunners from West Ham for a club-record £105m fee, broken down into an initial payment of £100m with £5m in add-ons.

The deal will eclipse Arsenal’s previous record purchase, which is currently Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72m in 2019.

Rice’s signing will be just short of the British transfer record, which was set by Chelsea when they paid Benfica £106.8m for Enzo Fernandez in January.