RICE MOVE 14:44, 11 Nov 2021Updated: 14:45, 11 Nov 2021CHELSEA are the current frontrunners in the race to sign England midfielder Declan Rice
Sky Bet currently have the west London club as 5/4 favourites to sign the West Ham ace, who has captained every Premier League game for the Hammers so far this season.
David Moyes will hope to keep hold of Declan Rice for as long as possible Also close in the running to seal Rice’s signature are Manchester United who Sky Bet have as second favourites at 7/4, with rivals Manchester City further behind on 6/1.
Liverpool and Arsenal are also believed to be in the running, though trail further back in the race with Sky Bet valuing their chances at 12/1 and 14/1 respectively.
The 22-year-old has been influential to West Ham’s success over the last couple of years, seeing them currently sitting third place in the league after Sunday’s 3-2 win over Liverpool.
Rice also played a crucial role in England’s midfield over the summer during the Three Lions’ run to the final of the Euros and is seen as a key figure in manager Gareth Southgate’s future plans.
The midfielder’s form and consistency over the last few seasons has sparked talk about a potential move away from east London.
Declan Rice next club odds – Sky Bet Chelsea 5/4 Manchester United 7/4 Manchester City 6/1 Liverpool 12/1 Arsenal 14/1 Rice’s current deal at West Ham runs until 2024 with the option for a further year, so it will need be a healthy amount of money to prise the midfielder away from east London.
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There are rumours it could take upwards of £100m in order for West Ham to consider selling.
Should the defensive midfielder choose to sign for Chelsea, it would mean returning to the club who signed him as a seven-year-old.
Rice was picked up by West Ham as a 14-year-old after being released by the Blues.
He also has the ability to play centre-back should he be asked to, having played in the position a lot during his first season with the first team back in 2017/18.
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