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West Ham midfielder Declan Rice would be an ‘upgrade’ on N’Golo Kante for Chelsea, claimed Darren Bent.

It is no secret in the media that we are massive fans of Rice, they have been chasing him for the past 12 months and were expected to get a transfer deal over the summer window, if the Hammers did not stick a crazy price tag on the head of the midfielder.

However, with there still a couple of days before the club will not be able to get any more deals done, there has been alot of speculation in the media that Kante could be on his way out of the club after reportedly falling out with boss Frank Lampard.

And it has been claimed that we may make a very late move to try and get a move done for Rice, and amid all the transfer speculation, Bent has opened up and suggested that the England midfielder would be a massive upgrade on Kante.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “For me, I think Declan Rice would be an upgrade.

“Not only because he can play that role really, really well, he can get about the pitch, has got good energy and can read the game but he can also drop into centre half, so that’s two positions he can play in.

“For someone like Kante, he has been superb but we’ve not seen him play in the role over the past season and a half so if they sell Kante and bring in Rice, I am all for that.”

We are massive fans of Kante and firmly believe that he is one of the very best players in world football, so the news that he could be leaving the club, is massively disappointing.

But is Rice really worth the hassle right now?

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