Chelsea will reportedly make a contemporary strategy for his or her former academy starlet Declan Rice in January.
Frank Lampard is a long-term admirer of the West Ham midfielder, and tried to signal him in the course of the summer season switch window.
Lampard was given a £200million conflict chest after securing Champions League qualification in his maiden marketing campaign in control of the Blues, with the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech all arriving at Stamford Bridge.
The Athletic declare that the Blues would want to promote two first-team gamers in an effort to fund a transfer for Rice, who’s valued by West Ham at across the £80m mark.
David Moyes beforehand warned suitors it could take ‘Financial institution of England’ cash for any deal to occur, and with 4 years remaining on Rice’s present deal the Hammers are in no strain to promote their most prized asset.
It’s believed the potential acquisition of Rice would result in N’Golo Kante being performed in a extra superior place in Chelsea’s crew, with Rice in a position to play in defensive midfield or the centre of defence.
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The east London aspect wish to tie Rice right down to a bumper new long-term deal, however that prospect seems unlikely at this stage whereas Chelsea retain a robust curiosity in his companies.
The 21-year-old, who has already surpassed the 100-appearance mark for the Hammers, has made a robust begin to the 2020/21 marketing campaign.