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Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Declan Rice, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, November 24.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Tuesday, November 24.

Tuesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice opens up on being released by Chelsea

Declan Rice warms up for West Ham on October 30, 2020© Reuters

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has insisted that he is "loving life" at the club amid persistent speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea.

The Blues have been strongly credited with an interest in the 21-year-old during recent transfer windows and are expected to revive their pursuit of him in January too, despite West Ham reportedly valuing him at around £80m.

Should Chelsea complete a deal then it would highlight a costly decision by the club to release Rice at the age of 14, but the England international believes that was the best thing to have happened to him.

"I think that's the making of me to be honest with you," Rice told Sky Sports News.

"I had to move to West Ham at 14, away from my family. I'm a family boy, love my mum and dad, live at home with them, and to leave them at 14 to play with people I don't know from Monday to Friday, I think that shaped me into the person I am.

"I had to start being responsible for myself, but look, I've come here and flourished. I've had three managers that have really looked after me, I'm loving life here."

Rice has become a regular for club and country since breaking into the West Ham first team, making 119 appearances for the Hammers and winning 13 caps for England.



Kevin De Bruyne 'recommends Aston Villa's Jack Grealish to Manchester City'

Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa on November 21, 2020© Reuters

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly given his seal of approval to Jack Grealish amid a possible move to the Etihad for the Aston Villa man.

Grealish - linked with a move to City's arch-rivals Manchester United in the summer - has been integral to Villa's stellar start to the campaign and already boasts four goals and six assists from eight Premier League matches this term.

The 25-year-old has also impressed at international level and turned out for England against De Bruyne in their Nations League defeat to Belgium, and the City playmaker reportedly liked what he saw.

According to The Independent, Pep Guardiola is focused on City's transfer business after committing his future to the four-time Premier League champions, and the Spaniard picked De Bruyne's brains over Grealish.

The report claims that City are now prepared to swoop for Grealish following conversations between De Bruyne and Guardiola, although having penned a new deal at Villa Park until 2025 over the summer, it would supposedly take a bid in excess of £100m to convince Dean Smith's side to sell.

However, with a move for Lionel Messi believed to be dead in the water, it appears that City are certainly willing to focus all their efforts on a deal for Grealish, and the Citizens would have the financial muscle to pull off a transfer.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Pep Guardiola 'wants Harry Kane at Manchester City'
Pep Guardiola reportedly informs Manchester City officials that he would like to sign Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane. Read more.

Arsenal 'interested in Sheffield United's Sander Berge'
Arsenal reportedly identify Sander Berge as a potential transfer target for 2021, with Sheffield United expected to lose the 22-year-old if they suffer relegation. Read more.

Lyon 'planning for Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele exits in January'
Lyon are reportedly planning for the possibility of both Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele leaving the club in January amid speculation of interest from Barcelona. Read more.

Eduardo Camavinga in no rush to leave Rennes amid Real Madrid interest
Highly-rated Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga insists that he is no rush to make a decision on his future amid links with top European clubs. Read more.

Chelsea open to Fikayo Tomori loan exit?
Chelsea are reportedly open to allowing Fikayo Tomori to leave Stamford Bridge on loan during the January transfer window. Read more.

Arsenal 'revive talks over new Folarin Balogun contract'
Arsenal reportedly reopen contract talks with 19-year-old striker Folarin Balogun, whose current deal is due to expire at the end of the season. Read more.

Jules Kounde confirms Manchester City interest
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde admits that he held an interest in signing for Manchester City earlier this year. Read more.

Manchester City 'draw up 10-year plan for Lionel Messi'
Manchester City reportedly put together a 10-year plan in an attempt to convince Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona for the Etihad Stadium. Read more.

Chelsea 'willing to let Olivier Giroud leave in January'
Chelsea will reportedly not stand in Olivier Giroud's way if he decides to leave the club in January in search of more regular first-team football. Read more.

Leeds United to agree new deal with Ezgjan Alioski?
Leeds United are reportedly hopeful of agreeing a new long-term contract with left-sided player Ezgjan Alioski. Read more.

Real Madrid 'yet to receive any offers for Isco'
Real Madrid are reportedly yet to receive any offers for midfielder Isco, who has been heavily linked with an exit from the Bernabeu. Read more.

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