Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been urged to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice to help out Timo Werner and potential new signing Kai Havertz.
“I think [a move for Declan Rice] makes sense,” Steve Nicol told ESPN FC.
“I think when you already have N’Golo Kante, if you bring Declan Rice in then you can play all the forwards that seem to be either at Chelsea right now or are going to Chelsea, and by that I mean the likes of Timo Werner who’s there and it seems like Kai Havertz is going to be there as well.
“You can play those two – Declan Rice and N’Golo Kante – as two defensive midfielders and let another four ahead of them get after it in the attack.
“So listen, it makes sense because Declan Rice is a great player, he’s maturing and getting better season after season.
“I don’t think he’s quite hit his peak yet but this would make complete sense to me for Chelsea and I think for Declan Rice as well.”