Declan Rice is understood to have told close friends and confidantes that he is prepared to join any club in Europe or the Premier League this summer where he can win medals.
All the focus has been on Arsenal but the West Ham skipper is ready to move anywhere home or abroad .
The truth is he has not been made up despite constant media talk.
Real Madrid are now in the frame as a possible destination having kept an eye on the 24 year old for months and that could easily tempt the Hammers captain.
As we reported last Saturday Manchester City also have him on their short list but are only ready to offer £70 million plus Kalvin Phillips. The Hammers are demanding £120 million in cash.
CandH has been told by a source close to Declan that Chelsea is not as prominent a destination as has been suggested and that Arsenal’s interest is basically media talk.
He said: “Declan won’t be going anywhere until he is certain it is somewhere he can win certain and that could easily be in Spain, Germany, France or Italy as well as the Premier League.”
CandH Exclusive by Hughie Southon