“They just want to taste the water again” – Chelsea Trying to sign £150m man that Tuchel loves this summer
According to journalist Dean Jones, Chelsea would think about making a test offer for Declan Rice to West Ham United.
The Englishman has long been admired by the Blues, and every transfer window, there are rumors of him going back to the team he left as a youth.
One of the people who think highly of the 23-year-old is Thomas Tuchel, who has stated publicly that he is still looking to add new top-tier players after the weekend’s humiliating loss to Arsenal.
The fact that Jones claims they could be thinking about making an offer this summer rather than waiting until next summer as predicted could drive them back in the direction of Rice.
“I’ve talked about the fact that they still admire Declan Rice several times,” he remarked.
They could simply wish to retest the issue to see if anything can be done.
Chelsea could think about Rice’s offer.
Since Frank Lampard was unable to sign the West Ham player despite his personal wish, Todd Boehly’s decision to sign him would be the ultimate demonstration of his support for the manager. £150 million would unquestionably indicate that the American is in it to win it.
This summer, there haven’t been many midfielders identified as transfer targets because the team has clearly shown a predilection for wide attackers and center-backs.
This summer, Matheus Nunes’ departure from Sporting Lisbon has been rumored after he made an impression in both the Champions League and the Portuguese domestic league.
The 23-year-old is thought to be a target for Liverpool, who see him as the ideal last addition to close their window.
The future of Chelsea’s current crop is now clouded by several uncertainties, with Jorginho publicly admitting that he is unsure about his future plans.
N’golo Kante is regularly rumored to be leaving, thus adding Rice may be Mateo Kovacic’s ideal defensive partner. Rice also has the ability to push a team forward, something he has really improved at over the past few years.