West Ham’s chief, Matt Law has opened up on Declan Rice deal with the Blues, which is likely to hold in the summer. According to him three big Premier League clubs aim to sign the midfielder.
The midfielder has long been linked with the Blues and was reportedly Frank Lampard’s top target before he got sacked last January.
Rice, a Cobham academy graduate, is being monitored by Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea.
West Ham reportedly value their star midfielder at over £100M. United and Chelsea backed out from making a January move as they wanted to test the London club’s resolve in the summer with a better bid.
However, the report details that Rice has already rejected two contract extension offers from West Ham.
His contract expires in 2024 and his rejecting the Hammers’ offers could see them being forced into selling Rice for less than their valuation. We’ll have to wait until the season ends to find out how much Chelsea bid for their target.