first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 3 Oct 2020 12:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.5kShares West Ham want to keep Rice (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea may look at Arsenal transfer target Thomas Partey as a potential alternative to Declan Rice, according to reports.Frank Lampard wants to add a defensive midfielder to his ranks before the transfer window deadline closes on Monday.The Blues have already invested heavily in their squad this summer, buying the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and most recently, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea could look at Arsenal target Thomas Partey as potential Declan Rice alternative Partey is a long-term target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)With Chelsea’s defensive frailties exposed once again in their 3-3 draw with West Bromich Albion last weekend, adding a player in midfield to protect their back line could help matters.ADVERTISEMENTRice is believed to be Lampard’s top target to fill that position, but West Ham have remained insistent that they do not want to lose their star man.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd according to the Guardian, the Blues could view Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey a potential alternative option to Rice.The Telegraph also add that Chelsea scouts have been watching Atletico Madrid over recent months.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPartey’s contract at the Spanish club includes a £45 million release clause, which Arsenal are yet to activate.The report from the Telegraph states that the Gunners are also interested in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.MORE: Arsenal’s Houssem Aouar hopes fade as Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea star Jorginho as alternativeMORE: Edouard Mendy speaks out after making Chelsea debut in Tottenham penalty defeatFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img(Source: All is set for the start of the European Championship in rafting on the Vrbas River in Banja Luka.The opening ceremony is tonight in Karanovac, starting from 20 o’clock,  and the first races begin as early as tomorrow. Athletes from 17 countries with 53 teams in all age categories will participate in the championship.The organizer of the championships is the Rafting Club, “Canyon”, with the assistance of the City of Banja Luka and the Republic of Srpska.last_img