World Wrestling Entertainment legend Triple H has urged West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice to resist interest from his childhood club Chelsea.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the West Ham star, making those involved with the Hammers nervous.

Surprisingly, the much-needed words of advice came from a WWE star, Triple H.

“Declan, you’ve got big decisions ahead of you and I understand that,” he told BT Sport.

“Far be it for me to tell you what to do but I’d like to give you a point of view that sometimes in life there are more important things.

“There’s an opportunity to be something more. To be a hero, to be a hero to fans who supported you. To be a hero to people who have watched you come up through a system and be successful in that system.

“To be a hero and build something on your own. To not just succeed but to succeed on your terms. Build your franchise, build your legacy, to become something more.

“To become the one and only, to become the first. Declan Rice, build your legacy, build your franchise. Stay with the people that brought you to the dance.

“Stay with West Ham and become the hero, become the champion, become everything that they all know that Declan Rice can be.”

Everyone feels threatened when Chelsea are linked with their player. The Stamford Bridge outfit have dominated the transfer window, completing the signing of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva so far this summer, with Kai Havertz set to add to the number before this weekend.