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It’s hot but Rice nonsense shows we need to stay cool

The latest piece of nonsense that Chelsea have bid £50 million shows precisely why it is incredibly silly to get carried away on mainstream media reports at this time in the transfer window.

Every summer and January it’s the same as fans become angry at rumours and insistent in some cases that we must sign a player being hyped to the skies.

This time the player as far  is QPR’s Eberechi Eze – a guy not too many of us knew too much about before the season ended. I may be doing some a disservice to some in saying so mind you.

It seems incredible that the latest Rice story – which emerged from a reporter with Sky Italy – has now been more or less damned by Sky itself at https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/12047438/declan-rice-chelsea-50m-bid-reports-dismissed-by-west-ham.

In reporting that West Ham have rubbished the story they are in fact explaining that they were the people who got it wrong in the first place, failing  to mention of course that they were the perpetrators of the nonsense tale. They may have been better off staying schtuum.

The Rice situation is pretty straightforward as far as we can work out after checking it out with a primary CandH London Stadium source again this morning.

He told us on e-mail: “It’s ridiculous. It’s becoming a daily thing. As we told you a few days ago. Declan Rice REALLY is not for sale, nor have their been any bid or enquiries.”

It’s hot and easy to get uptight right now but whilst we report stuff from all over, very often it’s with tongue firmly in cheek.

No doubt – as is always the case – the vast majority of business will be done in the last few days of the window anf until then it’s perhaps a very good idea for us all to remain a tad more composed when reading obviously incorrect stories.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “It’s hot but Rice nonsense shows we need to stay cool

  1. We would all be feeling a lot more composed if West Ham were to come out with a definitive statement . And maybe Rice himself should do likewise , otherwise the so-called nonsense and speculation will continue on its present path .

  2. West Ham can call a halt to all the so-called nonsense and speculation by making a definitive
    Statement to the effect that Rice is going nowhere . Maybe Rice himself should do the same .
    Holiday snaps with Chelski players went a long way to increasing the nonsense and speculation . And the continuing lack of a official statement is just exasperating the whole thing . Offer Rice a decent improvement on his contract and close the Nonsense .

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