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Declan Rice tells Tuchel his best position amid Chelsea link


West Ham United star, Declan Rice has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel his best position amid transfer interest linking him with a move to the Blues.

The 22-year-old has continuously been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, in particular a huge admirer of the midfielder.

Tuchel had reignited the club’s interest in the England international a few months ago.

However, Rice is now saying that he suits a box-to-box role ahead of any other amid links of a move to Tuchel’s side

Speaking to SoccerAM, Rice said: “You know what, I have had this conversation with the manager [David Moyes] here and a few of his coaches.

“I don’t think I can play really high up, I don’t think that would suit me, but I feel as though I could play as more of an 8, a box to box player, because I can definitely start to score more goals as well; I have got that in me for sure.

“So who knows? Wherever the manager wants me to play – whether that is as a holder or as a box-to-box – I am comfortable playing both.”

Rice was excellent for England at the recently concluded Euro 2020.

Meanwhile, as it stands, Chelsea’s midfield options are well-stocked with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all seen as viable options for the UEFA Super Cup winners.

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