Date: 2nd October 2020 at 10:49am
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But is it a viable piece of speculation?

As we reach the position whereby the summer transfer window, albeit a strange one time-wise, is drawing nearer to its closure, we are at the time when speculation ramps up and in doing so starts to include some pretty strange suggestions.

One such suggestion has surfaced in The Sun, in the last forty-eight hours.

It implies that Chelsea could be set to pull off one last big deal.

But reading between the lines is it a viable one?

Our referenced source believes that Chelsea could be set to fund a possible move for the West Ham United player, Declan Rice, by selling Jorginho to Arsenal.

On paper, it seems an ideal move, Frank Lampard would get the player he believes could cure his defensive woes while Jorginho, not everybody’s cup of tea, would move on.

But is it that simple?

I would suggest not.

There are several obstacles, some immovable, that would have to be overcome.

To name two, firstly, Chelsea would have to overcome West Ham United’s reluctance to sell their prized asset as the following link shows – west-ham-to-reject-all-chelsea-bids-for-declan-rice.

I am not sure that even the offer of a player plus cash deal would entice them into doing a deal.

Secondly, Jorginho’s agent, as the following link shows – jorginhos-agent-responds-to-arsenal-and-paris-saint-germain-rumours- – has reiterated that his client has no ambition to join Arsenal.

Therefore, on the surface, I would be inclined to dismiss, out of hand, this deal, but, then again, stranger things have happened in football have they not.

Will Declan Rice Join Chelsea Before The Transfer Window Slams Shut?

No!

No!

Yes!

Yes!

Undecided!

Undecided!

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