West Ham are holding out for a charge in extra of £80million for Chelsea goal Declan Rice, in keeping with experiences.
Frank Lampard is hoping to signal the England midfielder, who was launched by the Blues on the age of 14, and use him in defence at Stamford Bridge subsequent season.
The Instances declare West Ham have already rejected a proposed swap deal by Chelsea, which might have seen Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi transfer to the London Stadium with Rice heading the opposite method.
Barkley has struggled to carry down an everyday beginning place in Lampard’s midfield, whereas Batshuayi discovered first-team probabilities much more restricted because of the type of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.
The Belgium striker began only one Premier League match and has additionally been linked with a summer season transfer to Leeds.
In the meantime, Rice performed each minute of West Ham’s 2019/20 Premier League marketing campaign as David Moyes’ males prevented relegation.
In June, Rice’s teammate, Aaron Cresswell, insisted the 21-year-old would attain ‘one other degree’ if he had higher gamers round him.
Cresswell informed talkSPORT: “I’m not simply saying this as a result of he’s a West Ham participant and an excellent mate of mine, however I actually do consider he’s one of many high abilities within the nation.
“I wouldn’t prefer to see him depart, but when he have been to ever depart he would develop into one other degree with higher gamers round him.
“He’s are available in at centre-back during the last couple of video games as a consequence of accidents we’ve had and he can play both. It’s an incredible possibility he’s acquired however when it comes to ability-wise, he’s a implausible participant.”