The latest Stamford Bridge report claimed Blues manager Thomas Tuchel handed club owner Roman Abramovich the list of players he would like the club to sign at the start of the summer transfer window.
According to the report, Tuchel told the Blues hierarchy to step up for West Ham’s Declan Rice this summer.
The Daily Express said the Blues manager has presented his list of recommendations to the Blues hierarchy and one of the names on offer is Rice.
According to the report, the German told the Chelsea board he would like to see the 22-year-old at Stamford Bridge this summer, although the player’s asking price is now closer to £ 100million .
Prior to Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, the Blues under Frank Lampard had been linked with moves to sign Rice, but his asking price at the time, which was around £ 80million, was on trial too expensive for the Blues.
However, given their recent UEFA Champions League win, the Blues have enough funds to take the plunge for Rice.
In addition, they hope to do everything to ensure that Tuchel is satisfied and ready to lead the Blues to another round of victory next season.