Club ready to reject Chelsea’s bid for £80million player

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The Blues have been strongly linked with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, with reports claiming Chelsea boss Frank Lampard intends to use him as a centre-back.

According to West Ham’s first-team coach Stuart Pearce, West Ham will reject any offers for Declan Rice this summer.

Asked if West Ham are going to reject offers for Rice this summer, Pearce told talkSPORT: “Of course we are, don’t be so ridiculous… He’s one of our best players!

“We might even have a nibble at Messi, put that in your headline why don’t ya!”

Reports claim West Ham value the England international at around £80 million but the Blues are only willing to offer £60million.

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