There are only two and a half weeks left until the end of the transfer period, and if the latest reports from the England are to be believed, at the very end of the summer market we will have a real spectacle in the announcement and all eyes will be on Declan Rice!
The England international and West Ham midfielder is at the crossroads of his career and he has only two options ahead of him - to choose to return to the club where he grew up, or to stay at West Ham for another year.
A lot of dust has been raised in the England because of Rice, because these days he is thinking intensively about whether to submit an official request to be sold to Chelsea or whether it is still too early for something like that.
Chelsea, and especially the young midfielder's close circle, are convinced that the choice will fall on Blues from Stamford Bridge, that is, that we will see another multimillion transfer by October 5 and the closing of the transfer market gates!
The key man in this business is Frank Lampard. As someone who clearly cut some old habits in the club and started to provide significant space to the guys from the academy, so Rice was practically provided with a place in the starting lineup.
If Rice came, it could certainly mean that Chelsea would sell Ngolo Kante to finance another business of astronomical proportions. West Ham is asking for at least 80,000,000 euros for Rice, and Chelsea put the same label on Kante.
One of the best players in his position does not fit into the tactical ideas of Frank Lampard, who sees a huge potential for the future in Rice and, in addition, the fact that he is another home player, who grew up at Chelsea.
Rice left Chelsea as a 14-year-old boy, as it was then estimated that he did not have the quality for football of the highest range, and that is exactly why he is hesitant whether to return to the club that introduced him to the charms of football or not.
Drogba worked on transfer
It has been rumored in recent months that Didier Drogba worked on the transfer, as well as Tamy Abraham, Rice's best friend Mason Mount, and some other Chelsea first team players, since they all spent their summers together on a famous Greek island when the season ended.
West Ham are extremely adamant that they will sell Rice either for a huge amount of money, or they will not give it at all, which is actually David Moyes' greatest wish.
The problem is that Rice is reluctant and according to the first announcements, there are more and more indications that he will end up at the other end of London this summer. Rice could be a great reinforcement not only in the midfield, but also in the stopper line, where some england media even see him as a partner of Thiago Silva With this, as well as the transfer of Eduard Mendy from Rennes - the transfer is awaited, Chelsea approved the loan of Fikai Tomori - Chelsea would end one of the craziest exits to the market, where the total bill will be over 300,000,000 euros! And that at the time of the corona virus pandemic ...