Arsenal have reportedly increased their bid for West Ham captain Declan Rice, which would represent a record transfer fee.
The England midfielder has emerged as a target for the Gunners in recent months and an initial bid was rejected earlier in June.
However, Planet Sport understands a second bid has been submitted which eclipses the £72m Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe in 2019.
It is believed that the new bid, including add-ons, could rise to £90m and will test the resolve of Europa Conference League winners West Ham.
Rice, 24, lifted the trophy in Prague on June 8 before owner David Sullivan said he believed it was the skipper’s last outing for the Hammers.
Arsenal finished second in the Premier League last season, with manager Mikel Arteta and director of football Edu having identified the players they want to add to challenge Manchester City again.
As well as the record move for Rice, Arsenal are understood to be in talks to sign Kai Havertz from Chelsea and have reportedly launched bids for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia and Ajax’s Jurien Timber.
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