Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice tells Chelsea boss Tuchel his ideal position

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly interested in a summer move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

Rice was also a transfer target for former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard who intended to use the West Ham star as a defender.

According to Rice, he sees himself more as a defensive midfielder than as a defender.

Rice previously told Sky Sports: “I’ve played midfield now for the last three seasons. I think people get carried away with kind of what they want me to do.

“My role is holding midfielder. There isn’t any flair in that. I can slot in at centre-half but I think I’ve got much more to give and I think my confidence is growing in midfield.

“I think the more I start to drive forward with the ball like I’ve been doing in recent games.

“I’ve watched the top players like Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure, every time they see a bit of space they drive into it, they look powerful, they look strong and I think as a holding midfielder that’s rare these days.

“If I can keep adding that into my game I can keep catching the eye.”

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