According to a report from games London, the absence of Champions League games at Stamford Bridge will probably prevent West Ham star Declan Rice from making a potential transfer to Chelsea.
The captain of the Hammers is anticipated to leave the team over the summer, with reports claiming that Chelsea has joined Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and other clubs in expressing significant interest in the midfielder.
“As for Rice, Arsenal holds a strong interest in the player despite having signed Jorginho,” it stated.
The Hammers captain is still a top target for Chelsea, but a transfer to west London seems implausible without Champions League play.
The England international is most likely leaving West Ham, and his absence will require a significant effort to fill
For the foreseeable future, that is an unlikely prospect for Chelsea and certainly not next season. There is too much uncertainty with that potential switch, as Mauricio Pochettino prepares to take the reigns.
Rice already has better options than that, in what will be a significant development for the Hammers and the next season or two.
The substantial transfer fee that will be required to land Rice will allow for new players to come in to go toward replacing his impact. No single player will do that but if the money is spent wisely, it will soften the blow of his loss.
The interest of the Bavarian giants toward the England midfielder makes things very interesting for the Hammers, ahead of his likely departure from the London Stadium this summer. If not, the impact will be felt for some time to come.
although a lot of other factors should be taken into consideration like the fact that Thomas Tuchel is said to be “desperate” to land West Ham United star Declan Rice for Bayern Munich as reported by Sport 1.
The interest of the Bavarian giants toward the England midfielder makes things very interesting for the Hammers, ahead of his likely departure from the London Stadium this summer.
The club will be very reluctant to lose Rice but his sale will secure a massive transfer fee to strengthen the squad and not before he has his shot at immortality when he leads out the Irons in the Europa Conference League final in Prague on Wednesday.
The player himself will be desperate to lift the trophy high above his head, but beyond that, the immediate future is unclear.
As well as the significant interest from Arsenal, the German giants are positioning themselves in the race to land the talented player.