West Ham send Chelsea Declan Rice transfer warning as Thiago decision is made

Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Saturday, September 12.

Werner backed to win Golden Boot

New Chelsea signing Timo Werner is expected to be among the Premier League’s top scorers this season.

The Germany international was signed from RB Leipzig this summer in a £45million deal.

And there are hopes that he will hit the ground running after scoring 28 goals in the Bundesliga last season.

Reach PLC’s football writers have backed Werner to continue his prolific goal scoring at Chelsea, who begin their Premier League season with a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night.

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The 24-year-old will be surrounded by attacking talent, with the Blues having also signed Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz in this transfer window.

Moyes says Chelsea will need ‘the Bank of England’ to sign Rice

Chelsea have been warned by West Ham United manager David Moyes they will need the Bank of England behind them if they are to sign Declan Rice.

The Blues have been regularly linked with the 21-year-old, who began his career at Stamford Bridge but was released from the club’s academy in 2013.

Rice has enjoyed an impressive rise at West Ham, forcing his way into the England team and establishing himself as one of the country’s most in-demand young players.

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But Moyes has made it clear the Hammers have no intention to sell their star man.

“We have still got a long way to go in the window, maybe somebody has the Bank of England but nobody has shown that,” he said, quoted by the Daily Express.

“It was always the plan, there was no intention to lose Declan Rice.

“We have had no bids and no enquiries. There is a lot of speculation but I can only tell you what I know.”

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