Chelsea Prepare Bid For West Ham United Midfielder
According to news in England, Chelsea FC is preparing an initial proposal for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Metro News reports that Chelsea FC has been tracking Rice since last summer when Thomas Tuchel’s predecessor Frank Lampard was interested in signing the England international. According to the story, Tuchel is still interested in signing the West Ham midfielder to improve his midfield options ahead of the 2021-22 season. According to the same report, Chelsea FC is looking to sign Rice for £60 million to £70 million, despite West Ham’s valuation of the Euro 2020 finalist at £100 million.
West Ham United does not want to trade Rice during the current transfer window, according to Metro News, but Chelsea FC will not be deterred from making an opening bid for Rice.
Rice began his childhood career with Chelsea FC before moving to West Ham United in 2015. According to the media outlet, Rice would welcome the opportunity to return to the west London club this summer. According to the article, Rice is concerned about West Ham’s objectives for the forthcoming campaign. In 32 Premier League appearances last season, the West Ham midfielder scored two goals and added one assist.