Chelsea offer duo to West Ham in exchange for Declan Rice

Will Ford
Declan Rice Mason Mount West Ham Chelsea

Chelsea have reportedly offered Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to West Ham in exchange for Declan Rice.

Frank Lampard is keen to add more steel to his defence and it is claimed he wants to sign Rice and use him as a centre-back.

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Lampard has failed to find a consistent central defensive partnership and has chopped and changed his defence throughout his time at Stamford Bridge.

Rice has been a reported target for Chelsea for some time and Lampard still hopes to land the versatile England international before the October 5 deadline.

As claimed on the Transfer Window Podcast, the Blues are willing to offer Rudiger and Loftus-Cheek in exchange for Rice.

Rudiger hasn’t featured for Chelsea this season and has been linked with both PSG and Tottenham.

Loftus-Cheek has also been given limited opportunities and has struggled when he has been utilised.

A departure for him though now seems more unlikely given Ross Barkley’s loan move to Aston Villa was confirmed.