Declan Rice to Chelsea is proving to be an interesting transfer saga.
West Ham have maintained that midfielder Declan Rice will not be sold at any price this summer, according to reports.
The England international has aroused the interest of several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, after recently rejecting two contract offers at London Stadium.
The 22-year-old is “signing a priority” in the Blues’ midfield department if they decide to seek a raise, according to Italian journalist and transfer local man Fabrizio Romano via his live channel Twitch.
According to The Athletic, West Ham insist that their professional graduate will not be available for any money this summer.
Club officials believe they are in the driver’s seat to keep their young star, and his existing contract in east London extends to 2024, with the possibility of extending his stay for another 12 months.
Chelsea boss Tuchel Tuchel is a big fan of the midfielder, who is a “key target” for the Champions League winners this summer. Despite West Ham’s firm stance on selling the midfielder, David Moyes’ side are believed to be valued at around £ 100million.
Rice is “interested” in listening to all the versions presented to him and will be “disappointed” if West Ham refuse to allow a sale if the club puts an offer of around £ 60 million on the table.
However, it has emerged that Rice will not submit a transfer or try to force him to leave West Ham as the Englishman respects his current employers.
West Ham have not yet received an official offer of Rice, but it remains to be seen whether they will be willing to pay if the defendant makes an unreasonable offer, even a number close to their personal account.
What Thomas Tuchel said about the purchase of the summer season
“Two or three (signed) can be very good. It is a constant phenomenon never to reject change; that it always brings new strength, new guys who oppose old beliefs, who challenge everyone in practice and in sports, so I think that’s a good thing.
“We don’t need more than seven and other complete sales because it’s also our job to keep improving, because we still have a young team and not about robbing them of the opportunity to prove again, that they have the potential to grow and. power, and I think that would be a good thing for all of us. “