Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia will only back Frank Lampard for a single signing in the upcoming transfer window. Declan Rice was one of the few prime targets of Chelsea in the last transfer window. But they failed to bring him to Stamford Bridge. Granovskaia has given a green signal of full backing in the January window only to conduct the move for Declan Rice.
Chelsea has spent a lucrative amount during their summer transfer spree and has been the most active club throughout the transfer window. After going through a full year transfer ban and relying on first team and academy players. Chelsea splashed the cash heavily and received complete backing ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Frank Lampard was able to bring in a number of new faces to his squad. With the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy, Hakim Ziyech, and Ben Chilwell among others. In order to secure all the wanted players, Chelsea completed a majority of transfers in the early transfer days.
Even after receiving full backing in the transfer window, Chelsea failed to sign one of the sorted midfield players from West Ham United. The Blues failed to sanction the Declan Rice transfer. After making the most of the transfer window and having no more funds to raise for their former academy graduate.
As the transfer window is approaching. Various have surfaced about the interest of Chelsea in the England international. Moreover, after a plain start to this season, Chelsea occupies seventh place in the league table and Frank Lampard is also aware of a missing piece from his squad.
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At a moment, West Ham is in no hurry to sell off their midfielder and a reliable playmaker. The Hammers has given an £80m price tag to this star player and he would fit in the void exactly the way Frank Lampard wants to.
However, earlier in the year while talking about David Moyes transfer, the coach issued a warning for Chelsea and said that it would take Bank of England to secure Rice’s services.
The former Blues academy graduate has been impressive for the David Moyes club. His efforts for improvement followed by his hard work has lifted his reputation to an extent. That West Ham official has offered him a captaincy after Mr. West Ham Mark Noble would decide to depart away. It would take a good amount of convincing from the club to join Chelsea after he expressed no interest in offloading him.
The Scot said that his intention isn’t to sell Declan Rice but to keep him. However, even the biggest of clubs sell their star player when the right offers an approach. Clubs are free to make approaches and one cannot stop them. He did that even if there are speculations there aren’t any offers for any player at moment.
It was the time when Declan was given assurance with the five-year deal. Scott said he’s extremely good and always tries to help the club. Adding more he said that Declan Rice is still under a contract and he hopes that Rice could see what the club wants to add to excite his stay with him.