According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Declan Rice is set to tell West Ham he wants a transfer to Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with Rice as Frank Lampard continues his summer spending but West Ham are unwilling to sell the England international who they value at around £80million.
Speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano said “Chelsea are trying to do the same [as Liverpool]. ‘We want the big targets and not the plan B back up option’
“If you talk with West Ham, you have to be honest they’re saying the player is staying and the player is not moving.
“It won’t be easy and Chelsea are now considering selling players. But Declan Rice will push to join Chelsea. He will go strongly to join Chelsea
“We will have to see what will happen because he also respects West Ham as normal but he’s going to tell West Ham ‘I want to join Chelsea’.
“Now it’s time to see what Chelsea will bid for Declan Rice because Chelsea are still yet to make an offer.”