Declan Rice could remain with West Ham next season after Manchester City end race to sign the England, and Arsenal appears unwilling to match West Ham United asking price for the Midfielder.
Arsenal launched a club recorded offer of £100million plus £5m in add-ons for the England international on Tuesday night.
The offer was not immediately accepted with negotiations continuing over the structure of the deal.
Arsenal’s huge offer however saw City end their pursuit of Rice on Wednesday morning with the champions unwilling to go further than the £90m bid that was turned away by West Ham earlier this week.
It leaves Arsenal clear to sign the Hammers skipper if they can finalise the deal, with Rice now ready to ask his club to accept the offer.
The Mail report there is now growing confidence Arsenal and West Ham will reach a final agreement by the end of the day.
The 24-year-old has favoured a move to north London throughout the process with Arsenal’s eagerness to get the deal done dating back to January.
It will see Rice overtake Jack Grealish as the most expensive British player of all time.
Arsenal are also expected to confirm the arrival of Ka Havertz in a £65m deal from Chelsea this week while the club are also making good progress in their efforts to sign Jurrien Timber from Ajax with personal terms already agreed.
Pep Guardiola has been keen to add to his already formidable midfield following the departure of Ilkay Gundogan, with the German signing for Barcelona.