Chelsea have reportedly agreed 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.
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