Chelsea are looking to sign the West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice before the new Premier League season begins.
According to reports, the Blues are now preparing a massive bid for their former academy graduate.
Rice has developed into a top class Premier League player and he could prove to be a quality addition to Frank Lampard’s midfield next season.
The England international is still quite young and he is likely to develop with experience and coaching. He has the potential to develop into a Premier League star in future.
Signing him this summer could prove to be a solid long term investment for Chelsea.
The Blues will need to find a long term replacement for Kante and Rice could prove to be the ideal alternative.
The West ham midfielder left Chelsea as a youngster after failing to prove himself at Stamford Bridge and he will believe that he has unfinished business at the club.
If Chelsea come forward with a concrete offer in the coming weeks the player is likely to be tempted to return.
It will be interesting to see if the Premier League giants can agree on a fee with their London rivals.
Chelsea have already spent a lot of money on Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Ben Chilwell.
The signings of Havertz and Rice could take their spending past the £250m barrier this summer.