Lampard orders Chelsea to fund move for Jorginho replacement

Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer wimdow but face competition from rivals Manchester United for the player’s signature.

Rice started his career at the Stamford Bridge but he joined West Ham after he was let go by Chelsea as a teenager.

The 21-year-old started his career as a central defender but he’s established himself as a deep-lying midfielder with the Premier League side.

Rice is a close friend of Mason Mount after his time at Stamford Bridge and Sky Sports reports that Lampard wants to sign the Hammers midfielder to slot into his starting lineup next campaign, likely at the expense of Jorginho.

However, Chelsea face competition from the Red devils, who have tracked the midfielder since he broke into first team at West Ham.

United would be willing to spend big on Declan Rice should they qualify for the Champions League and it’s clear that any transfer move is not going to come cheaply.

The England international recently signed a new long-term deal, putting West Ham in a very strong negotiating position.

The price they demand is likely to depend on if the club can secure Premier League safety but, should they do so, a fee of around £75m has been touted for his signature.

Frank Lampard will be given sufficient funds this summer after navigating his first campaign at the club without spending any money.


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