Declan Rice wanted to move back to Chelsea initially, but the West Ham United midfielder is now keen on a transfer to Arsenal, according to a report.
Declan Rice initially desired to return to Chelsea from West Ham United during the summer transfer window, according to a report from Football Transfers published today. Before joining West Ham in 2014, the midfielder for the England national team attended the Chelsea academy.
But according to the article, Rice now believes that joining Arsenal is the ideal decision for his career because Mikel Arteta’s team is better positioned to win titles and will participate in the Champions League the following year.
90min have claimed that Chelsea are interested in Rice and are considering making a bid for him. Should Chelsea bid for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice?
There is speculation that Arsenal have made a bid of £80 million for Declan Rice, who himself is keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer transfer window.
We do not think that Chelsea should waste time now in trying to persuade Rice – described as “phenomenal” by his former West Ham teammate Mark Noble in The Manchester Evening News in May – to make the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
If the 24-year-old has already made a U-turn over a potential transfer, then it is hard to see him change his mind now.