Arsenal & Chelsea dealt Declan Rice transfer blow

Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with Declan Rice in recent weeks.

Declan Rice has proven himself a top quality defensive midfielder for both club and country over the last few years.

And whilst West Ham fans would love to see Rice remain at their club going forward, it seems very likely that the 23-year-old will be on the move to one of the top-six in the future.

For much of Rice’s time at West Ham, he has been linked with a move back to Chelsea, where he played as a boy.

However, speculation earlier this month suggested that the Blues are not the only club in London with a shot at Rice, with Arsenal also seemingly in the picture.

But it appears both clubs could end up missing out on Rice to a rival outside of the capital.

The wantaway midfielder would consider a move away from the club outside London, despite being heavily linked with Chelsea, according to Dean Jones:

“The other thing I’d say on Declan Rice, people keep doubting whether he would move out of London,” Jones told GiveMeSport. “I am assured that’s not really a barrier for him, he would consider moving elsewhere within England to make a transfer happen.

“So again, I wouldn’t totally rule out the likes of Liverpool, Man United and maybe even Man City coming in for him in the summer.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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