Chelsea have emerged as frontrunners to snap West Ham starlet Declan Rice on a free transfer next summer. Rice current contract is set to expire in the summer and the midfielder is yet to agree on new terms with the Hammers.
According to reports from England the Blues are ready to offer the starlet a mouth-watering offer to which is twice the amount tabled by West Ham. It is believed that West Ham are have tabled an improved bid of £20,000 for the player. However, Chelsea are preparing a bid of £40,000 for the highly rated midfielder.
Tottenham are also believed to be monitoring the player’s development and have joined the chase for the England u18 international.
He can slot into various positions including the defensive midfield position and as a centre-back. The 19-year-old broke into the first team in 2016/2017 season and has made 35 appearances in the league.
Rice actually began his career with Chelsea joining as a seven-year-old before the club released him at the age of 14. West Ham would be hopeful of securing a deal with the player but if he leaves then it would be Chelsea’s gain.