est Ham United have slapped a £100m price-tag on Declan Rice.
The Athletic reports the 22-year-old has long been linked with a move back to Chelsea, who released the midfielder at the age of 14, and is yet to sign a contract extension with the Hammers.
But Rice’s current deal runs until 2024 and David Moyes’ side have no intention of selling their star man on the cheap. They will demand £100m from any suitors.
Manchester United are also admirers of Rice but are unlikely to shell out such a big fee, given they have agreed a £73m deal in principle to sign Jadon Sancho.
According to the report, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has spoken to staff members about Rice and appreciates his qualities but the club have not attempted to intiaite discussions.