Chelsea report: Blues lead race for Declan Rice but hurdles remain

Declan Rice
Declan Rice looks set to leave West Ham in the summer of 2023 (Image credit: Getty)

Chelsea are leading the race to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, according to reports, with the England international determined to seek pastures new ahead of next season.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool have also been linked with Rice's signature, but Chelsea are thought to be in pole position as things stand.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).