Chelsea plans to offer Tammy Abraham to West Ham in Declan Rice swap transfer
Let's call it an informal enquiry from Chelsea for Rice. Chelsea are definitely going to West Ham and say what’s it going to take? They’re going to do it because they want to know. Eurosport reveals
Champions League winners Chelsea are plotting a bid to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
The Blues will reportedly offer out-of-favour striker Tammy Abraham as part of the deal with Rice said to be keen on a return to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea transfer guru Marina Granovskaia wants to sign Declan Rice and will offer Abraham in return to secure a deal, the Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old midfielder left Chelsea's academy in 2014 to join West Ham United, where he has since become a Premier League and England regular.
Reports reveal that The Hammers wants a whopping sum of £100m for Rice, who has three years left on his existing contract at the London Stadium.
Tammy Abraham is not thought to be part of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel's plans after being dropped last season, leaving Premier clubs on red alert.
West Ham United are believed to be interested in signing the 22-year-old who has scored an impressive 91 goals in 215 professional appearances.
Chelsea have reportedly placed a £40m price tag on Abraham to make Rice a more affordable option.
Declan Rice wants to return to his boyhood club this summer this according to Eurosport’s Dean Jones.
Speaking on The Football Terrace podcast, Dean Jones said:
"Let's call it an informal enquiry from Chelsea for Rice.
"Chelsea are definitely going to West Ham and say what’s it going to take? They’re going to do it because they want to know.
"Even if they don't decide to pursue it after that point, they need to get the ball rolling, they need to know how possible it is and they know that the player wants to come."