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Sport Chelsea interested in signing Rice

05:30  24 march  2020
05:30  24 march  2020 Source:   skysports.com

Mason Mount 'faces major dressing down' from Chelsea for playing 5-a-side with West Ham's Declan Rice when he is meant to be in self-isolation after team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus

  Mason Mount 'faces major dressing down' from Chelsea for playing 5-a-side with West Ham's Declan Rice when he is meant to be in self-isolation after team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus The Blues sent players and staff home and closed the training ground after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi became the first Premier League player to test positive for the virus last week. The entire squad were told to self-isolate in line with government health guidelines. © Provided by Daily Mail Chelsea star Mason Mount was supposed to be in self-isolation amid the coronavirus crisis However, Mount and Rice, both 21, were pictured in the Daily Mirror playing football on a 5G ProTurf pitch at the Trent Park Football centre, near Barnet, on Sunday.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer. Frank Lampard is keen to strengthen his resources in midfield and the 21-year-old England international could be targeted should the summer transfer window go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer. Frank Lampard is keen to strengthen his resources in midfield and the 21-year-old England international could be targeted should the summer transfer window go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Declan Rice is wanted by Chelsea © Getty Declan Rice is wanted by Chelsea

Chelsea are interested in signing Declan Rice from West Ham.

The Blues are keen to strengthen with a defensive midfielder if the transfer window goes ahead this summer and are admirers of the England international, whom they released as a youth.

Rice, 21, has been close friends with Chelsea's attacking midfielder Mason Mount since their days together in the academy and the pair have more recently impressed together for the national side.

Mount was recently forced to apologise for playing football with Rice at a north London centre while he was supposed to be self-isolating, after team-mate Callum Hudson Odoi was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Rice has a good friendship with current Chelsea attacker Mason Mount, which would be a boost in any possible move for the West Ham star. Of course, the Hammers are eager to rebuff any attempts to sign of their hot prospects, but are aware that there is hefty interest in Rice .

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Former Republic of Ireland youth international Rice has been a consistent figure for West Ham and bagged two assists in 29 Premier League appearances before football was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

a rugby player with a football ball: Declan Rice is close friends with Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount © Getty Declan Rice is close friends with Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount

He would not come cheap, with four years left on his West Ham contract and the option of a further year's extension.

Chelsea were in the market for a new young defensive midfielder in January and were among the clubs interested in Boubakary Soumare, but the young Frenchman opted to stay at Lille.

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It remains uncertain whether the UK transfer window will open as scheduled on June 18, with no definitive date set for when the current domestic season will be resumed amid a global health crisis.

Sky Sports News reported last week that FIFA is reviewing the situation with regards to player registrations, with the possibility that players could run out of contract at clubs before the season restarts.

However, clubs are understood to be continuing their research and due diligence into potential transfer targets, despite scouts currently being unable to watch them in games.

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Everton's players seemed to have been advised to self-isolate, but Jordan Pickford has insisted that was not the case.Everton shut down their facilities, with players and staff advised to self-isolate after an unnamed member of the squad showed symptoms of coronavirus.

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