Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
The Blues need to add defensive cover to their midfield and the 21-year would be the ideal complement for them.
The talented defensive midfielder has proven his quality with the Hammers and is good enough to do well at a club like Chelsea.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the London club will open talks with West Ham in the coming days and the player is pushing to join Chelsea.
Chelsea has not yet made an official offer for Declan Rice. Talks with his agent – but now it's time to sell / borrow players then #CFC will open talks with West Ham for the next few days. #WHUFC insist they not sell Rice but the player pushes to join Chelsea. #transfers https://t.co/DuMqm5j9bV
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 24, 2020
Nicolo Schira also claims that Declan Rice has already agreed personal terms with the Blues and that he will sign a five-year deal with them if Chelsea can arrange a fee with West Ham.
#Chelsea is literally on fire: After the signing of #Mendy #Blues are working to close the Declan #Rice deal. Talks are ongoing with #WestHam (rejected offer of € 50 million + add-ons). The midfielder has already agreed personal terms on a 5-year contract. #transfers #CFC #WHUFC
– Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) September 24, 2020
Declan Rice is well placed in the Premier League and if Chelsea manage to sign him he should be able to gain a foothold at Stamford Bridge immediately.
The Blues have improved their attack immensely with the signings of Werner, Havertz and Ziyech. You now need to improve defensively to fight for the Premier League title.
Reis can play as a center-back and his versatility will be an added bonus for Frank Lampard.