Chelsea are reportedly planning an approach for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice at the end of the season.
The Blues were on the look out for a defensive midfielder last summer and ended up signing Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus.
However, the Swiss has hardly played for them this campaign and it is expected that he will return to Turin in the summer.
The west London giants are long-term admirers of the England international and he could be available for around £70 million.
Rice has spent his entire playing career with the Hammers, but he is said to have the ambition to win trophies and play in the Champions League.
Rice is expected to reject a new long-term deal at West Ham.