Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed that he tried to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice while he was the Blues boss. Rice was strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer but the Blues were not able to pull off a move for him.
Lampard spoke to Goal about the failure to sign Rice. According to the ex-Chelsea manager, it was an open secret that he is a big fan of the West Ham player and that his club didn’t want to let him leave last summer. Lampard said the Hammers know they have a quality player on their hands. He praised Rice whom he described as a leader.