Chelsea Plot £60m January Move For High Flying West Ham's Rice

Chelsea Plot £60m January Move For High Flying West Ham's Rice

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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- Declan Rice could still make a move to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window

- The 21-year-old was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer but Chelsa could not close the deal

- Reports claims that the Blues have renewed their interest in the England international for a £60million price

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Chelsea have renewed their interest in signing West Ham star DeclanRice for a fee reported to be around £60mllion during the January window, reports from Mirror claims.

The England midfielder has been linked with the west London club during the summer and he is one of Frank Lampard's huge admirers.

The Blues were unable to raise £60m for the Englishman after spending £220m on new players that arrived Stamford Bridge last summer.

Declan Rice: Chelsea plot £60m move for high flying West Ham star
Declan Rice: Chelsea plot £60m move for high flying West Ham star. Photo by Arfa Griffiths
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However, according to The Athletic, the Premier League giants are ready to relaunch their bid for the versatile midfielder in January.

The 21-year-old signed a new deal in 2018 that will see him remain with the Hammers until the summer of 2024., with an option of another year.

The England international has played 117 times for the Irons and scored three goals in the process and making first-team action for club and country in the new season.

But Lampard prefers to play the youngster in the center-back position rather than the midfield and Rice made it clear his preferred position is the midfield.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Krasnodar vs Chelsea saw four players from the Russian side refused to take a kneel for the Black Lives Matter movement before kick-off.

All members of Frank Lampard's squad knelt down but the majority of players from the club were not interested in the gesture.

Despite coming under pressure in the opening minutes of the game, Chelsea managed to get their noses in front through Callum Hudson-Odoi shortly after Jorginho missed a penalty. also reported that Big Premier League clubs Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly in fresh to sign Nigerian teenage striker Michael Olise.

The 18-year-old has attracted the big clubs due to his blistering form for Sky Bet Championship side Reading, Complete Sports reports.

Olise who had his youth stints at Chelsea, Manchester City and Reading has scored 2 goals in his 10 appearances for the Royals this season so far.

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