Chelsea in danger to miss out signing of £70m-rated English defender

By | July 25, 2020

Manchester United have allegedly identified West Ham United versatile midfielder Declan Rice as a top transfer target this summer.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the England international midfielder, who was a boyhood Blues supporter and has previously spent time in their youth setup.

While Rice is regarded as the biggest asset at David Moyes’ side, there is an inevitability about a future move to a top team in order to compete for trophies.

However, according to Football Insider, The Red Devils are prepared to pay big money offer for the 21-year-old midfielder.

Although the 20-times English champions are well stocked for options in central midfield, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may look to use Declan Rice in the middle of his defence.

Frank Lampard has the same plan for Declan Rice as he has identified him as a perfect defensive partner for Antonio Rudiger.

Both Man Utd and Chelsea are well-stocked in the midfield area and it seems reasonable to see Declan Rice operate as a centre-back to either of them.

Rice still has four years left on his current deal at the London club, leaving West Ham in a good position regarding the academy graduate’s future and they value him around £70m