Rice pen five-year Chelsea deal

The Hammers have remained consistent with their stance that Rice, who is tied to the London Stadium till 2024, isn’t for sale this summer.

However, speculation concerning a transfer to Chelsea refuses to go away, notwithstanding the Blues having some manner to visit meet West Ham’s £80m valuation.

According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, the 21-year-antique has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea in advance of a ability switch.

Schira claims that the East London outfit have rejected a suggestion of £45m plus add-ons from their metropolis opponents in current weeks.

The reviews come at a time while West Ham are being related with a number of Chelsea gamers, along with Emerson Palmieri, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek