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Journalist offers an update on Declan Rice’s West Ham situation that will please the Chelsea fans



Chelsea target, Declan Rice, in action for West Ham United.

Transfer News: Chelsea to receive boost as Declan Rice tipped to reject third contract offer

Speaking on the ‘London is Blue Podcast’, The Telegraph’s Matt Law (h/t stated that Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice would reject another contract from West Ham United.

The English midfielder has already rejected two approaches from the Hammers and wants to be made aware of any bids for him, according to Law.

“Declan Rice would reject a third contract offer from West Ham. He wants to be made aware of any bids made for him.”

Declan Rice impressed at the Euros with England.
Declan Rice impressed at the Euros with England.

The journalist then mentioned that the current situation around Rice could then force them to have a ‘serious think’ about any bid near £60million.

“West Ham would have to have a serious think about any bid that came in over £60m because of the situation.”

Rice still on Chelsea’s list

The report by goes on to mention that West Ham’s stance regarding Rice hasn’t changed as of now. The club is still not willing to let the 22-year-old defensive midfielder leave this summer.

Declan Rice of West Ham United continues to be on Chelsea's transfer radar.
Declan Rice of West Ham United continues to be on Chelsea’s transfer radar. (GETTY Images)

Rice was a product of the Chelsea academy before jumping ship 8 years back. Since then, he has come through the youth ranks at West Ham and is a crucial first-team player for them now.

His impressive displays for the Hammers culminated in him being a starter for Gareth Southgate’s England national team at the 2020 UEFA European Championship. His partnership in the middle with Kalvin Phillips played a big role in their run to the final.

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If Rice arrives at Stamford Bridge, he could add significant depth and quality in both midfield and defence. And at 22, he would also be future-proofing those areas in the squad. Now, it remains to be seen how his contract situation plays out at the London Stadium and if it can benefit Chelsea.

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