The Blues are reportedly interested in a deal for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
According to Eurosport’s Dean Jones, Rice would agreesively push for a transfer to Chelsea towards the end of the transfer window or if West Ham reject a £60million bid from Chelsea.
Jones said on Football Terrace podcast: “I don’t think Declan Rice would go handing in transfer requests.
“I haven’t heard he’s likely to do that.
“I’m sure he’ll look to speak to the club but I don’t think he’s going to aggressively press for a move. Not yet at least, maybe at the end of the window.
“Chelsea will approach this carefully and they’re obviously not going to go in there and put down an £80million offer for Rice.
“But I think that if they were to offer £60m, then that seems a pretty fair offer in this market.
“And it gives West Ham a genuine question to answer. If you go in at £40m, obviously it’s going to be rejected.
“But if you go in at £60m, which will probably be rejected as well, Rice would then go to them and say ‘what do you want? What do you realistically want from me here?’
“Because £60m is a lot of money for West Ham.”