Thomas Tuchel wants to sign Declan Rice for Chelsea in the summer, and hopes the new board will hand him the funds to complete a deal
Over the past few seasons Declan Rice has become one of the best holding midfielders in world football and has constantly been the player that gets games won for West Ham
His performances for both club and country has led to alot of speculation in the media that clubs like Chelsea have been linked with a possible move for the man, even though he has a £150 million valuation put on his head
Chelsea may be getting a new owner, but there is still a feeling that the club will push for a move to try and sign Declan Rice – as they seek to get back into the habit of winning that Premier League title and playing Champions League football
Now, The Athletic report that Tuchel ‘loves’ the West Ham defensive midfielder and is weighing up a move for the 23-year-old in anticipation of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho departing Stamford Bridge next season.
In recent weeks speculation has been growing about the two current Chelsea midfielders, with both Kante and Jorginho the wrong side of 30 and out of contract in 2023, meaning that the club would rather sell than let them leave on a free deal.
Amid all the speculation surrounding the future of Rice, Yay Toure recently opened up and told the Hammers midfielder that he needs to leave West Ham and join his first big club, Toure told StadiumAstro: “He’s doing fantastically well.
“Maybe one more season but I think he should go to the first big club, one more step, Champions League team for example.
“With respect to West Ham, they’re doing fantastically well… but if he wants to get on top of it, I think he should go to a Champions League team where he can make more impact.
“There he’s going to improve and there he’s going to be top.”