Chelsea have reportedly agreed to personal terms with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
Despite their major spending spree this summer Frank Lampard’s side are said to be willing to fork out £80million to acquire Rice’s services.
And according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, last season’s beaten FA Cup finalists are closing in on the England international after agreeing a five-year contract with him.
He tweeted: “Chelsea are literally on fire: after Mendy’s signing, Blues are working to close Declan Rice’s deal.
“Talks ongoing with West Ham (rejected a bid of €50M + add-ons). The midfielder has already agreed personal terms for a 5-year contract.”
Chelsea will face stern opposition from the West Ham brass to bring the 21-year-old back to Stamford Bridge as the west Londoners are hell-bent on keeping him at the London Stadium.