Report: Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United want Declan Rice
According to a report from The Telegraph, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United are all keen on signing West Ham star, Declan Rice.
Despite numerous reports over the last few months suggesting Rice was a target, his brilliant form and hefty price tag of around £90m had seen interest in him die down somewhat.
However, this latest Telegraph report is the first for a while which seems to hold some substance to it. The interest is made more compelling by the fact the report claims Chelsea could have a bargaining chip on their hands in striker, Tammy Abraham.
It is claimed the Blues could look to use Abraham to try and lower the price for Rice. The England striker is said to be valued at around £40m, and David Moyes has already said that could be a push for the Hammers, who do hold an interest in Abraham.
Pep Guardiola is also said to be a fan, per the report, while Manchester United are long-term admirers of the England midfield star.
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For so long it looked like the Hammers would be able to ward off interest in Rice thanks to a top four finish. But they’ve blown it in recent weeks and now the door seems to be ajar again.
We would normally ignore a lot of things about Rice leaving but this is more concrete than most. The addition of Abraham certainly makes it more feasible, while it’s also claimed Rice would be open to going to Chelsea.
Like so many transfers, this will be one to keep a close eye on.