West Ham United will have to offer midfielder Declan Rice new improved terms to stop London rivals Chelsea from signing the player.

This is according to report via The Sun which stated that the Hammers will need to increase the player’s £60,000 weekly salary significantly to prevent him from leaving the club for Chelsea.

The Hammers will need to offer the player a new deal worth weekly wages of around £120,000 to ward off Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard.

Chelsea wanted to sign Declan Rice before the transfer window ended earlier this week and were put off by the £80m valuation of the player by West Ham United.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is a big fan of the player who has grown to become a key figure for club and country in the past months.

Declan Rice is a versatile player who can play as a defensive midfielder and as a central defender.

He was formerly at Chelsea before being released by the West London club as a teenager.

Rice left the Blues at the age of 14 and went on to sign for West Ham United almost immediately.

The England international came through the ranks at West Ham and he’s now one of the first names on their starting XI.


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