I did not think it was going to be too long before this piece of transfer tittle-tattle raised its head again.
With the January transfer window looming on the horizon, our associates at The Express, are implying that Chelsea are set to make a move for the West Ham United and England midfielder, Declan Rice.
To fund the deal our referenced source is suggesting that Chelsea will have a January fire sale, of several players, to generate the necessary cash.
Analysing the speculation, the inference that Chelsea are set to move out several players is not too far off the mark, any of Alonso, Emerson, Rudiger, Drinkwater, Barkley, Christensen, Giroud and Arrizabalaga could be considered surplus to requirements.
But the big question is whether our London rivals would be prepared to sell.
Rice is their club captain, he is (probably) the best player in their squad and the Hammers support would be far from happy if Rice were to return to the club he left as a teenager.
Football though is a strange game and money often produces unexpected decisions, but can I see Declan Rice moving across London this January?
In one word – NO!
But what are your feelings on the subject matter?
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