West Ham United are reportedly willing to sell star
midfielder Declan Rice in the off-season as Premier League rivals prepare to
battle for his services.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to freshen up his squad,
and although he wants Rice to be part of it, knows he needs funds to reboot a
side that was battling relegation before the season was suspended.
And according to The Sun, 'nobody is safe' from being sold
at the London Stadium, with the Hammers struggling with cash flow issues as a
result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite West Ham's struggles this season, Rice has shone in
the midfield and picked up his first England cap earlier in 2019 - earning six
As a result, West Ham are hopeful of attracting a fee of £70
million for Rice, who has previously been a target for both Manchester United
It's no secret that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is
looking to strengthen his midfield this summer and the 21-year-old certainly
fits the profile of the type of player he reportedly wants - young and British.
As for the Blues, Rice started his career at Stamford Bridge
before being released at 15-years-old.
He remains close friends with Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount
but could face more of a struggle to break into Frank Lampard's midfield, with
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho the mainstays, while exciting youngster Billy Gilmour
is expected to play a major role at the club for years to come.
- TEAMtalk media