West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice reportedly has many admirers at Real Madrid, with the Spanish and European champions identifying the England international as a transfer target.
The 23-year-old was again in impressive form for the Hammers during the 2021-22 campaign, making 48 appearances in all competitions, contributing four goals and four assists in the process.
Rice’s future has again been the subject of speculation this summer, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all believed to be keen to sign him.
West Ham have Rice on a deal until June 2024, with the option of a further 12 months, though, and it has been claimed that his valuation is in excess of £150m.
A recent report claimed that Chelsea had made a fresh approach for their former youngster but were once again informed that he would not be allowed to leave the Hammers in the current market.
West Ham recently allegedly offered Rice an eight-year contract worth £200,000 a week in a bid to convince him to commit his future to the club, but the midfielder signalled that he did not want to sign the deal.
Rice has scored nine times and registered nine assists in 192 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions, while he is also now a vital player for England, managing two goals in 32 caps.
According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid are admirers of the former Chelsea youngster and could make a move for him during next summer’s transfer window.
Los Blancos have added Aurelien Tchouameni to their squad this summer in a big-money deal from Monaco, and central midfield is an area of strength at Bernabeu, with Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde all options for Carlo Ancelotti.