Declan Rice Drops Chelsea return
Declan Rice has hinted that he would be making a move to Chelsea, with the West Ham midfielder eager to play alongside former Stamford Bridge academy team-mate Mason Mount.
The pair, who have represented England together formed a close bond during their time as ambitious youngsters in a famed youth system.
Mount has been able to make a breakthrough in west London, with the 21- year-old playmaker benefitting from frank Lampard’s arrival as Chelsea boss, but Rice was released before securing a professional contract.
He has gone on to make his name at West Ham, having been transformed from a promising centre half into one of the finest holding midfielders in the Premier League.
The Blues are far from Rice’s only suitor, with Manchester United said to have held long-standing interest in a promising performer with plenty of potential to still unlock.