Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is a keen admirer of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice and wants to bring back the 21 year old midfielder to Chelsea.
Rice was released by Chelsea as a 14 year old but has excelled at West Ham since leaving Chelsea.
West Ham boss David Moyes has revealed in the past that it would cost Chelsea ‘Bank of England money’ if the Blues wanted to bring Rice back to West London.
Rice took on the captain’s armband for Sunday night’s 4-0 win over Wolves with usual skipper Mark Noble on the bench and West Ham assistant boss Alan Irvine insists Rice is happy at West Ham and not distracted by continued transfer links with Chelsea.
“Declan is extremely happy,” Irvine said.
“He was captain today, he is not somebody with other things on his mind.”