The Blues have developed as the favourites to win the race for the Declan Rice move this present summer’s transfer window.
Chelsea have for quite some time been connected with the West Ham defensive midfielder, who has shown himself to be one of the best midfield talents in Europe as of late.
Declan Rice spent time with Chelsea’s academy prior in his career and remains old buddies with Mason Mount, and theory continues to hot up about the 21-year-old moving to Stamford Bridge.
Declan Rice to Chelsea rather than Manchester United?
Frank Lampard would unquestionably profit by this deal, with Declan Rice maybe an upgrade on the injury-inclined N’Golo Kante, whose future at Chelsea FC is in question.
Manchester United might be frustrated to pass up Declan Rice, but they’re close to signing another fine midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax.