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Declan Rice set to undergo Arsenal medical today

Declan Rice will undergo a medical at Arsenal today ahead of completing his £105m club-record move to the club.

Arsenal have agreed a record-breaking deal to sign the West Ham captain that will make Rice the most expensive British footballer of all time.

 

The midfielder is set to finalise the move to Arsenal on Friday, with Fabrizio Romano confirming that the Gunners having booked medical tests for the 24-year-old ahead of an official announcement.

Rice’s arrival will be a statement signing for Mikel Arteta, who had made the England international his leading transfer target for the summer window.

Rice captained West Ham to a first major trophy in 43 years last season and was named as the competition’s Player of the Season as the club won the Europa Conference League. He also reemphasised his status as one of the Premier League’s best defensive midfielders after leading the division for ball recoveries and interceptions.

The midfielder will replace Granit Xhaka in north London after the Switzerland international completed a transfer to Bayer Leverkusen. Xhaka has signed for Leverkusen in a €25m (£21.4m) deal and has penned a five-year deal with the Bundesliga side

Arsenal are also set to finalise a deal to sign Jurrien Timber from Ajax with the Dutch defender also expected to undergo a medical on Friday.

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