Chelsea are reportedly keen on a move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. The Blues gave been linked with the England star in recent windows but this appears to be a genuine effort from the London club.
The Athletic says that Chelsea have identified Rice as an important piece that would help the club challenge for titles next season.
It is also written that a move for Rice would pave the way for France defender Kurt Zouma to leave the club.
Chelsea boss is a huge fan of the 21 year old and believes that he can thrive in the centre of defence.
It is thought that Rice composure on the ball and defensive nous will be valuable in defence than as a holding midfielder.
Rice has enjoyed a steady stint at West Ham with the midfielder considered as one with the potential to become world-class.
Chelsea are yet to offer a transfer bid for the highly sought after midfielder.