Real Madrid ‘interested in signing Declan Rice next summer’

Real Madrid are interested in signing West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice next summer, according to a report.

Real Madrid They are reportedly ready to explore the contribution West Ham United midfielder Rice Declan at the Bernabéu during next summer’s signing period.

There was much speculation surrounding the England international’s future during the recent transfer window, but West Ham’s £150m valuation meant that interested parties failed to agree a deal.

Rice has once again been a vital player for David Moyes‘s this season, making 20 appearances in all competitions, contributing one goal and two assists in the process.

The 23-year-old is under contract at the London Stadium until June 2024, and the Hammers have the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months, putting them in a strong position in terms of his future

However, Rice is believed to be pushing for a move away from West Ham in the summer, with Liverpool i Chelsea both said they were interested in his signature.

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Manchester United i Manchester City are also said to be admirers, with the pair potentially moving for Rice if they are unsuccessful in their attempts to sign. Borussia Dortmund‘s Jude Bellingham.

According to El Nacional, Real Madrid is also interested in Rice, with the coach of Los Blancos Charles Ancelotti determined to bring English to the Spanish capital.

The report claims that Ancelotti has urged the club president Florentino Perez do whatever it takes to win the race for his signature during next summer’s transfer window.

Real Madrid spent a lot Aurelien Tchouameni during the recent market, but they sold casemiro to Manchester United late in the window.

In the meantime, Toni Kroos, Luke Modric i Dani Ceballos They are all out of contract next June, which is likely to see at least one new midfielder move to the Bernabeu ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

Declan Rice at West Ham United training on October 12, 2022© Reuters

Real Madrid’s main target is still believed to be Bellingham, who lined up alongside Rice in the middle of England’s midfield for his World Cup opener against Iran.

However, competition for Bellingham is fierce and Rice is reportedly seen as a serious alternative to the former Birmingham City youngster.

Rice – also said to attract attention Bayern Munich – has made 215 appearances for West Ham in all competitions, contributing 11 goals and 12 assists in the process.

The former Chelsea youngster now has experience in Europe in the form of the Europa League and Europa Conference League, but is believed to be determined to make the move to a club who are in the mix for major honours, including the Champions League.

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