West Ham United could sell Chelsea target Declan Rice at £70m: report

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West Ham United could sanction the sale of midfielder Declan Rice in order to raise funds to invest during the summer transfer window. Chelsea are stated to hold a keen interest in re-signing their former academy graduate.

Rice was launched from the Blues’ youth system in 2013 and he afterwards joined the Hammers where he has actually advanced through the various levels to end up being a key player with the first-team squad.

His development has actually captured the attention of elite Premier League clubs consisting of the Blues and The Sun declares that the Hammers could part ways with the England international for ₤70 m this summer.

The exact same outlet declares that the Hammers have actually been hindered financially due to the coronavirus pandemic and Rice could be among the players offered to create funds for the summer costs under David Moyes.

Rice just recently stated that he would like to play once again with former academy colleague Mason Mount at the club level which has actually offered the tip that he would invite a go back to Stamford Bridge.

Still, the cost set by the Hammers could stay high for the Blues themselves, who need to reinforce a number of locations on the field, having actually signed no players in the past 2 transfer windows.

At present, there is no lack of main midfielders with Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley and the young Billy Gilmour competing for the positions.

The Sun recommends that the possible departure of Jorginho could pave the way for Rice’s go back to his former club and it stays to be seen whether that occurs.

Jorginho has actually been linked with a Serie A return with Juventus however he has actually formerly mentioned that he is ‘very pleased’ at Chelsea and sees his future with the west London giants.

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