Chelsea told Premier League target will cost massive £160 million
Former Premier League forward Teddy Sheringham has claimed that Chelsea target Declan Rice is worth up to £160m
Over the past few seasons, Rice has developed into one of the very best midfielders in the Premier League and is tipped to become the best in his position in the world
That has led to many reports in the media which have suggested that both Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to swoop in and make a staggering offer in the summer to try and get a deal done
They have been told by Hammers boss David Moyes that it would take £100 million to see him depart the club in the summer, Sheringham has suggested that a move for the midfielder could be one of the most expensive transfers in world football.
Speaking with Genting Casino, he said: “I think Moyes said something about him being a £100 million player, didn’t he?
“I’d hold on to him and say, “I want more than that, this player’s unbelievable, he’s better than that. If you really want this guy you’re going to have to break the bank and show me you think of him as much as I do, because I’m not letting him go for £100 million.”
He continued: “You tell me about a midfield player in the world at the moment. He’s double. When the best centre forward in the world was up for sale in the summer, Tottenham wanted £200 million for him, the other clubs didn’t have that valuation.
“I’m going up to 150, 160 for Declan Rice. He’s brilliant, and it’s great to see him, because it looks like he gets better with every game.”
Declan Rice is a special kind of player but he is not worth £160 million yet. But saying that, the players the Hammers could sign if they got that amount of money?