As the defensive instability prevails, Chelsea turns their attention towards West Ham’s main man this winter

Very few players have managed to make an extraordinary impact on the Premier League in the past a couple of seasons with Declan Rice being one of them. The 21-year-old has been an irreplaceable squad member for David Moyes’ West Ham United and continues to prove his worth to the club’s fans and officials. Declan Rice’s impressive growth has managed to attract interest from all around Europe and especially from the Premier League giants, Chelsea.

The south London club has been trying to recruit the English International for quite some time now and it does not seem that Chelsea would be giving up any soon. The Blues are looking to replace the former Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante after a poor campaign.

The south London club has been extremely busy during the summer transfer window as they managed to bring in players such as Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and many more. Bolstering every area of the squad but they failed to reinforce their position of a defensive midfielder and now turn their heads towards the 21-year-old.

Chelsea has been underperforming since the start of the season and continues to do so as they managed a 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Since the start of the season, the Blues have managed to concede 9 goals in 6 games and it seems like a defensive cover could reduce the troubles for the ongoing season.

Alongside the Chelsea interest, West Ham is preparing a contract renewal for the English International that could see him doubling his wages and add a one-year extension option to his current deal that sees him at the club until 2024.

If Rice decides to agree with his current club, it could rule out Chelsea’s chances of acquiring the Englishman unless the south London club pays an exorbitant amount. Declan Rice has arrived at an interesting crossroad in his career that could see him reach new heights with the rumored interest for a brighter future.

Image Credits-Declan Rice Twitter

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