Rice saga takes another turn!

By Hughie Southon

Here we go again with the Declan Rice sage taking a very familiar turn!

For weeks we have been reading that Arsenal are close to sealing a deal whilst Claret and Hugh has been regularly told and reported that no club has made an inquiry and certainly no offer.

However,  according to a Sky News reporter Chelsea – yes AGAIN – are set to confirm their interest very soon claiming they have had a longstanding admiration for the player.

That would be more acceptable had Frank Lampard or Thomas Tuchel actually made a bid but it simply didn’t happen.

Whether Graham Potter has an interest remains very much to be seen but our information remains the same from a key London Stadium source that there have been no inquiries or bids made from anywhere.

Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg took to Twitter to seemingly confirm Chelsea’s interest saying: He said: “Chelsea is definitely in the race and highly interested – confirmed! He’s one of the top candidates in order to strengthen the defensive midfield.”

Graham Potter’s side already splashed out a whopping £107million on Enzo Fernandez in January to shore up their midfield.


About Hugh5outhon1895

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

2 comments on “Rice saga takes another turn!

  1. I am not surprised there has been no bids or enquires. I personally think his performances have been affected by our managers negativity etc.. I do not believe he has performed to the levels of this season and I firmly believe that Moyes inability to improve players and his negative approach have been influencing factors. Imagine if we have to sell him for 40m when he was worth at least double that !! Moyes is cistingvtge club a fortune in the depreciation of players value.

  2. “Moyes is cistingvtge club a fortune in the depreciation of players value.” Please allow me to translate from gobbledegook. I think it means “Moyes is costing the club a fortune in the depreciation of players value.” You’re welcome!

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