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Groundhog day for Declan Rice stories

After months of speculation that Hammer Declan Rice was about to join Frank Lampard at Chelsea, journalists have now conveniently made the target two other two six clubs. Journo and podcast host Ian McGarry told his listeners on The Transfer Window Podcast that Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in signing the 22-year-old.

McGarry said, “Rice is no longer on the transfer list of recruitment possibilities for the Stamford Bridge club, but he has certainly roused the interest of Liverpool and Manchester United, both of whom have expressed interest to Rice’s agent as we understand and they have asked to be kept informed of any offers made for the England international.”

This latest claim will undoubtingly spur a series of articles in the media about how Rice is on the verge of joining Liverpool or Manchester United in the summer.

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Club insiders continue to insist that no formal enquires or bids have been made for their star asset and nothing has changed.

The suggestion that two rival Premier League clubs have approached his agent could be regarded as an attempt of tapping up but that assumes the claims are true in the first place. Rice is still a Hammer and continues to enjoy his time at West Ham, he settled in a new house in Surrey so would be surprising for him to agree to up sticks and move up north so quickly.  It’s just another Groundhog day for Declan Rice speculation in our view!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Groundhog day for Declan Rice stories

  1. To be honest sick of all this “speculation” imho shouldn’t be a topic of conversation anymore on this site, journalism “sensationalism” enough is enough.. Next week will be Real Madrid etc… Blah blah blah..
    Move on..wait till the summer at least.

  2. It’s obvious that the lad will be attracting the attentions of many top clubs. Same as some of our other signings that are playing excellent footie. The only way to stop the rumours and have these journalists move on to another story is to have our top players sign further contracts to commit to the club. Long gone are the days of Terrence thieving Brown selling on our best players, we are a club that is at long last being managed properly on the pitch and off it (training wise etc). So come on players – enough of the pretending it’s our of your hands and in the hands of your agents – sign new contracts with WHU and stop the boring gossip mongering for the talentless journalists that wouldn’t know a decent story if it smacked them in the chops. This is the only way to put an end to it…sign, sign and sign boys – COYI

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