‘Agent Drogba + Agent Mount!’: £65m Chelsea target Declan Rice poses for a photo with club legend Didier Drogba as he holidays with best mate Mason Mount in Mykonos while waiting for Blues to submit a bid to West Ham
- Declan Rice is on holiday with Chelsea midfielder and best friend Mason Mount
- Pair are on the island of Mykonos and visited famous chef Salt Bae’s restaurant
- Chelsea legend and Champions League winner Didier Drogba was also present
- The photos come as Frank Lampard looks set to pursue West Ham player Rice
Declan Rice certainly got the tongues of Chelsea fans wagging by posting a photo online with Blues legend Didier Drogba on Monday night.
Rice has been strongly linked with a £65m move from West Ham to Stamford Bridge this summer, with Chelsea reportedly willing to listen to offers for midfielder Jorginho in order to fund a move for the England international.
The 21-year-old is also best friends with Blues attacking midfielder Mason Mount and the pair both managed to grab snaps with Drogba while at famous chef Salt Bae’s restaurant on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba posed for photos with Declan Rice and Mason Mount
Rice also posted a photo with famous chef Salt Bae after attending his restaurant on Monday
Other Instagram stories show that Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was present in Salt Bae’s company on Monday, with Fikayo Tomori and Christian Pulisic also on holiday with Abraham.
Needless to say, the photos with ‘agent Drogba’ excited Chelsea supporters on social media, with one saying: ‘Declan Rice in Mykonos with Tammy, Mason, Puli and Tomori AND Drogba? Only a matter of time now.’
Another joked: ‘Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Didier Drogba just chilling together. Thoughts with West Ham fans at this difficult time’, while a Chelsea fan added: ‘Agent Mount + Agent Drogba = Rice to Chelsea.’
Drogba, 42, has been previously credited with convincing Eden Hazard to join Chelsea. In 2012, Hazard – then at Lille – was contacted by Drogba through their shared team-mate Gervinho before agreeing to move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea supporters were further triggered when Salt Bae himself posted a photo in the early hours of Tuesday which included Mount and Rice, saying: ‘Good luck guys from Chelsea.’
Salt Bae himself posted a photo which included Mount (second-left) and Rice (far-right)
The latest reports on Rice’s future are that West Ham’s summer business could hinge on the future of the 21-year-old, who the Hammers may be forced to sell in order to fund new signings.
Rice was crucial in midfield as David Moyes masterminded a late charge out of the relegation zone, finishing the 2019-20 campaign in 16th, five points clear of the drop.
The 21-year-old impressively didn’t miss a minute of the Premier League season and has attracted attention from his boyhood club Chelsea, with Frank Lampard weighing-up a bid in the region of £65m-£70m.
West Ham could be forced to sell star-man Rice this summer to fund their transfer business
That being said, West Ham manager David Moyes has revealed that they haven’t received any bids for Rice as of yet this summer.
Moyes told The Evening Standard: ‘At the moment there have been no offers for Declan and we don’t want any. There’s always interest but we don’t want to encourage it.’
The midfielder has seven caps in Gareth Southgate’s England side and could be played at centre-back for Chelsea, as Lampard attempts to solve their leaky back-line.