BBC covering old ground with Rice claim


BBC Sport are covering very old ground with their latest claims on Declan Rice.

They claim that the Hammers have informed Chelsea that the defensive midfielder simply isn’t for sale this summer.

We knew that.

Because we told you in April!

That’s two months ago and nothing has changed since then.

Declan and the Hammers have reached an agreement over the defensive midfielder’s future, with the player committing to the club for at least one more season.

He has accepted that the Hammers do not want to sell him this summer and that there really isn’t a huge market for him in this window.

West Ham, for their part, know that Rice may be willing to move on next summer, likely to Chelsea, and they have promised that an acceptable bid – likely worth over £100m – will be accepted if it is tabled.

BBC Sport are way behind on this one; it’s nothing to worry about at all!

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  • The Cat says:

    Does anyone take the BBC’s reporting on anything seriously anymore?
    They are no longer a respected source of news these days and are just part of a well-established echo chamber.
    The only thing that I search the BBC for is the weather, and they get that wrong even with the short-term forecasts these days.

  • Austrick says:

    No better time then than to get his replacement in now and not rely on the dreaded winter window.

  • hammeroo says:

    Nothing to worry about at all? Well I, for one, am a little worried about this. It’s very disconcerting to keep hearing these stories and the fact that Declan himself has not committed his future to the club.

    What about his best mate at Chelsea, Mason Mount. Is he staying at Stamford Bridge or going to Man U or Liverpool?

    And another mate, Calvin Phillips, appears to be on his way from Leeds to Man City. The Hammers were once linked to Phillips, maybe as an incentive for Rice to stay at West Ham.

    Declan is very ambitious and if we cannot match his drive for trophies, or at least Champions League qualification, then we will lose him!

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