There’s been much speculation on the future of Declan Rice at West Ham this summer, and London Evening Standard journalist Jack Rosser has told Football FanCast that the England international would struggle to turn down a move to Chelsea.
The Blues are yet to make a signing this summer but according to football.london, Declan Rice is top of their wish-list.
Rice started every game at Euro 2020 for England this summer, forming a formidable partnership with Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips, and after helping West Ham to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season, has caught the eye of the Champions League winners.
Speaking with FFC, Rosser said “I think if Chelsea came in then he’d find it very hard to say no, if it was a bid that West Ham found acceptable.”
Being one of West Ham’s star players, the club are going to command a high transfer fee for the midfielder, with CIES Football Observatory valuing Rice at £72m currently.
The valuation of Rice won’t put Chelsea off though as owner Roman Abramovich isn’t averse to splashing the cash on players, spending £226.1m last summer according to Sky Sports.