Frank Lampard refuse to comment of Chelsea's interest; Declan Rice ahead of West Ham trip
Rice has impressed for the Hammers and is willing to join Chelsea.
Frank Lampard has refused to confirm Chelsea’s move for Declan Rice.
The West Ham midfielder has been heavily linked to the Blues ahead of next season as Lampard seeks to strengthen their defense.
The Hammers player is valued in the region of £45m but West Ham's unwillingness to sell according to The Sun might force them to increase the valuation of the player to £75m.
Should West Ham be relegated, Rice would join the Blues at a price Chelsea could easily afford.
Frank Lampard in his pre-match conference ahead of their visit to West Ham has refused to comment on the move for the 21- year old plus other speculated transfers ahead of next season.
"Declan Rice is a good player. I've known him for a long time, he was in Chelsea's academy but there's no talk," he said.
"I'll keep saying it about every player that we'll be asked about until this season is finished - there's nothing to say."
Chelsea have already acquired Hakim Ziyech for Ajax and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.