Chelsea keen on signing €50m-rated Premier League midfielder
Blues and Red Devils have reportedly received some mixed news on a possible transfer swoop for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice. England international has shone as one of the brightest youngsters in the Premier League for some time now and indeed has a big move ahead of him soon.
Real Madrid are also interested in signing Declan, providing some big-name contest for Chelsea and Man United. While that could be bad news for the Blues and Red Devils as Hammers would surely rather sell one of their best footballers abroad, his asking price is just nearly £44m.
This is down from as high as £70m, according to a recent report, so Rice could end up being a bargain for whoever wins the battle for his signature. The 21-year-old midfielder could be a useful signing for Man United if they can get him, with the Red Devils surely in need of a long-term replacement for Nemanja Matic.
Man United boss has signed a few young British talents in recent times, as well as promoting similar players from the club’s academy, so Rice could be a good fit in terms of the Norwegian’s strategy. Blues, meanwhile, could perhaps also do with a defensive midfield signing, with the Englishman, the perfect successor to N’Golo Kante.
Declan left Chelsea’s academy earlier in his career and fans may well be eager to see him back at Stamford Bridge. It’s never easy to turn down Los Blancos, however, and a growing number of English footballers have recently moved abroad to further their careers.