Declan Rice, West Ham midfielder, reportedly emerges as target for Chelsea

Declan Rice, West Ham midfielder, reportedly emerges as target for Chelsea

- Declan Rice could be on his way to join Chelsea from West Ham this summer

- The Blues are said to be ready to offer Michy Batshuayi and Ross Barkley to have Rice

- Rice has been with West Ham since he was 14 after leaving Chelsea academy

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West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has reportedly emerged as summer transfer target for Premier League side Chelsea who are ready to splash the cash on the 21-year-old.

Declan Rice has been superb for for West Ham United this season even though they are currently fighting to escape relegation this term in the English topflight.

Rice actually started his football career at Chelsea academy before he was released at the age of 14 and went on to become a superstar elsewhere.

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And now that Declan Rice is among one of the best midfielders in the world, Chelsea chiefs want to lure him back to Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to the report on UK Sun, Chelsea are ready to offer West Ham United Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi for them to have Declan Rice.

Should the Blues go on to offer these two players, then West Ham United may want to grab the chance of finally having Michy Batshuayi in their squad.

Declan Rice, West Ham midfielder, reportedly emerges as target for Chelsea

Declan Rice, West Ham midfielder, reportedly emerges as target for Chelsea (photo: Getty)
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They have been tracking the Belgium international for the past two seasons in which the Blues refused to do any business.

Chelsea gaffer Frank Lampard and his wards are currently occupying third position on the Premier League table with hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Willian stated that he is ready to sign a new contract with Chelsea football club if the Blues meet his demands of a fresh three-year contract.

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The club are willing to offer the player a fresh two year deal, but the Brazilian insists it is either a three-year contract or nothing.

Willian says he would “sign a contract tomorrow” as long as his demands at Chelsea are met.

The forward has scored 63 goals in more than 330 appearances for the London club, helping them to two Premier League titles.

Recently it was gathered that he would not be joining Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami owned by the legendary David Beckham.

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