Report: Chelsea willing to sacrifice Jorginho for Rice despite Moyes' attempt to fend off Blues interest

West Ham United manager David Moyes said they are yet to receive any bid for Declan Rice and emphasised his stance over his ace’s future amid reported Chelsea’s interest.

A report from the Telegraph has claimed that Chelsea are ready to sell Jorginho in order to help raise funds to bring the 21-year-old back to Chelsea.

West Ham would demand a fee of £65million for their captain, the report added.

Rice who started his career at Chelsea academy had an outstanding season in the Premier League where he led the Hammers to a Premier League stay.

His boss Moyes clearly sees him as their most valuable asset and he has expressed his desire to keep him despite the Chelsea rumours.

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He told the Evening Standard: “At the moment there have been no offers for Declan and we don’t want any.

“There’s always interest but we don’t want to encourage it.”

However, Moyes also added that they would like to bring in some players this summer, as well as offloading some players.

“We would like to strengthen in a lot of areas,” the former Manchester United boss said. “We’re lacking in defensive cover.

“We’re also looking to see who could move on because that could change the direction we take during the transfer window.”

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It’s likely that Chelsea are planning to offload some of their players to make room for potential defensive recruitments, including their reported interest in Rice.

They will also have plenty of time before the Premier League transfer window deadline day on October 5.

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