Declan Rice was released by Chelsea as a 14-year-old and now the Blues want him back but will have to pay over the odds.
Chelsea have a habit of letting young players leave and then rue their mistake. Declan Rice seems to join the list of Mo Salah and Kevin de Brunye.
Rice has impressed at West Ham United and now the Blues want him back. Frank Lampard can do a Mourinho and bring him back akin to Nemanja Matic’s return.
The possibility of the latter is high is transfer journalist David Ornstein is to be believed. Ornstein shared that Lampard is a fan of the 20-year-old and wants him as a versatile addition to his ranks.
“We know Frank Lampard is a big fan of Declan Rice of West Ham and would like to convert him from a midfielder to a top center-back,” TalkSPORT quoted Ornstein.
“I know people in football who think he can become world-class in that position.”
“West Ham will demand an incredibly high fee, sources have suggested in the region of £65-70million and they are in a strong position contractually.”
“I don’t think that everyone at Chelsea is convinced by Declan Rice but he’s one that Lampard wants.”