Date:3rd October 2022 at 11:00pm
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Chelsea remain keen on signing the highly-rated West Ham and England star that is Declan Rice.

What’s the word?

That is according to journalist Simon Phillips who has informed GIVEMESPORT that the club placed the 23-year-old as a target during the previous regime.

The journalist states that this has not changed at all under the new regime, with Chelsea still “really keen” to sign the West Ham skipper.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Phillips said: “We reported earlier this week before that article came out that there are members of the Chelsea board that would absolutely love to bring Declan Rice to Chelsea still.

“I’m not sure whether that’s Todd Boehly or a level down from him, but there are definitely people in the new ownership group who are really keen to still try and sign Rice.”

Chelsea remain keen

Ambition was a key theme at Chelsea under the old regime and under Todd Boehly, that looks to be no different, with the American owner having spent just over £250million in his first transfer window with the club.

So, it comes as no surprise that Boehly and co are still keen on a move for what is one of the brightest midfield prospects in the world footballing landscape.

And just because there is still room to grow with Rice, it does not take away from the fact that he is already established as a midfield general with great esteem.

The 23-year-old has gone on to make more than 200 senior appearances already for West Ham, developing into a fully-fledged England international along the way.

Despite functioning in a stuttering West Ham side this season, the skipper has kept his composure and is seemingly improving on the attacking aspect of the game that has been missing thus far.

His bid to become a world-class, well-rounded midfielder is on, with ten chances created from his first eight games this season looking as though he will improve on his total of 24 chances created last term.

Under the tutelage of Graham Potter, there is no doubt that he could become the ultimate box-to-box asset at Chelsea, but he will want to guide the Hammers to safety before thinking of any sort of departure in what is yet another likeable trait demonstrative of leadership from the 23-year-old.