Chelsea have once again revived their interest in signing former Academy player and West Ham United star Declan Rice who is worth £65 million.
CHELSEA plan to sell some of their stars to raise £65million and land West Ham’s Declan Rice.
The Blues let the defensive midfielder go for free as a kid – but boss Frank Lampard has made the England starlet his top priority this summer.
Lamps’ more straightforward idea is to flog midfielder Jorginho.
The likes of Juventus and Inter Milan are likely to pay £40m for the defensive midfielder, who is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri would like to bring the 29-year-old to the Serie A champions, says the Telegraph.
That would go most of the way to getting the cash for 21-year-old Rice.
Chelsea have already spent big, signing £48m striker Timo Werner and £33.3m playmaker Hakim Ziyech.
They are also closing in on Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz for £80m.
It is also clear that Blues need strengthening at the back as more of a priority.
But Rice could play at centre-half, his favoured position.
Rice, also wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal, left Chelsea in 2015.
But he has become one of the brightest young stars in England since he was converted to a defensive midfielder by boss David Moyes nearly three years ago.
The Blues were once close to sanctioning a move for their former Academy star who left them.
Rice has been an outstanding performer for West Ham in the outgone season which his masterclass was noticed by top clubs.
Frank Lampard is eager to see a move pull through as he us busy recruiting new players for title challenge next season.
Chelsea are also still on the run to seal a move for Kai Havertz who already agreed personal terms.
A move for Real Madrid Reguilon is also in notion as the Blues will fork out £22m for the left back.
Chelsea is readying a £65 million move for West Ham star Declan Rice, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The Blues will be hoping to complete the move for their former Academy player who was allowed to leave the club.