While speaking on The Football Terrace’s The Done Deal Show, Jones explained that Chelsea are interested in the player, but have had to target more pressing business instead.
Jones said: “The feeling now is that Declan Rice is staying at West Ham for the season, and that’s because there just hasn’t been time to get that going.
“Chelsea have just not been able to move forward with it. Not that they’re not interested, it’s just that they’ve had to prioritise other things right now.”
TIF Thoughts on Declan Rice and West Ham…
Rice, of course, came through the Chelsea academy and so it makes a lot of sense for him to be linked with a move back to the club that helped shape him.
However, most Hammers will probably be very relieved to hear that the midfielder is set to stick around at the club for a little while longer at the very least.