Chelsea chiefs not sold on two top Frank Lampard transfer targets who could cost £150m | Football | Sport

“Frank Lampard definitely wants to sign him and I do think Chelsea are ahead of Manchester City in the pecking order.

“City are also interested but they’re still involved in Champions League football. They, like Chelsea, would have to move on one or more left-backs to free up the space and potentially the finance too.

“That’s going to be a really interesting one and both clubs have other options too.

“In central defence, we know that Lampard is very fond of Declan Rice at West Ham and would like to convert him from a midfielder into a top centre-back.

“I know people in football who think he can become world class in that position.

“West Ham will demand an incredibly high fee, sources have suggested in the region of £65m to £70m, they don’t need to sell and they’re in a strong position contractually.

“I don’t think everybody at Chelsea is convinced by Declan Rice but it’s definitely one that Lampard wants.

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