West Ham have rejected a bid of £90m from Treble winners Manchester City for captain Declan Rice.
City’s offer was thought to have included an £80m initial payment but is short of the £100m the Hammers want.
Arsenal are expected to make a third bid for the 24-year-old England midfielder.
The Gunners’ second proposal of an initial £75m in four payments, plus £15m in add-ons, was turned down by West Ham last week.
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Also, Manchester City are working to sign RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol – but the German club want at least 100m euros (£85.77m) for the Croatia defender.
City boss Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of the 21-year-old centre-back, who starred at the World Cup last year.
BBC Sport has been told contact has been made between City and Gvardiol’s camp.
Gvardiol has a release clause in excess of 110m euros (£94.35m), which can be triggered next summer.
According to BBC Sports, this means Leipzig are not willing to let him leave 12 months early for a significantly smaller amount.
Meanwhile, Luka Modric has signed a new one-year deal which will keep him at Real Madrid until the summer of 2024.
The Croatia midfielder, whose contract had been set to expire at the Bernabeu, had been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia’s Pro League.
He also won the Ballon d’Or in 2018 as Croatia reached the World Cup final.
Written by: Debby Eselebor
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