West Ham midfielder Declan Rice wants to join Chelsea this summer.
As per reports, the player has asked to join the Blues and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea come in with an offer for him.
He is a former Chelsea youth player and he will feel that he has unfinished business at the club.
Rice has been a star for West Ham and he has a massive future ahead of him. A move back to Chelsea could be ideal for his career right now.
He has shown that he has the quality to play for a top team and West Ham certainly cannot fulfill his ambitions anytime soon. Chelsea will be able to offer him Champions League football and the chance to work with better players.
Rice needs the move to improve as a player and take on a bigger challenge.
Chelsea could use someone like him in their midfield as well. N’golo Kante will be past his peak in a couple of years and Rice could be his long term replacement. He knows the club and the league well. He should be able to settle in quickly and make an immediate impact.
Convincing West Ham to sell the player could prove to be tricky though. The two clubs are bitter rivals and the Hammers will want to hold on to their best player for now.
It remains to be seen how the saga unfolds in the coming weeks.
Chelsea have the financial muscle to sign someone like Rice and if the player is determined to join, West Ham might be powerless to stop him in the end.