Declan Rice is one of Chelsea’s only remaining transfer targets after the Blues’ £250million spending spree.
Signing the West Ham midfielder was one of Frank Lampard’s top priorities going into the summer window, but he proved to be too expensive for them to afford.
David Moyes’ side were determined to keep the 21-year-old this summer and slapped a £73m price tag on his head.
The Stamford Bridge side are reportedly still eager to sign him at some point, and have been tipped to reignite their interest in next summer’s window.
However, The Hammers are now doing all they can to prevent that from happening, and will allegedly offer him huge new contract to tempt him into committing his future to West Ham.
According to The Sun, Rice will be offered a new contract which will make him the club’s highest earner.
Felipe Anderson currently holds that title, raking in £120,000-per-week.
West Ham also want to extend Rice’s contract, which currently has two-and-a-half years left to run.
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