Chelsea transfer round-up: Man Utd to rivals Blues for Declan Rice
Chelsea are yet to act in the transfer window and it looks as if they could be dealing with more departures than arrivals.
The Blues spent over £200m in the summer but they have struggled this season and sit in midtable.
Frank Lampard is still searching for his best starting XI but in the process there have been winners and losers.
Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma look to be his preferred partnership at the back meaning some of their other defensive options may seek pastures new.
Chelsea do continue to be linked with Declan Rice but they are not the West Ham midfielder’s only admirers.
Here at the latest transfer rumours coming out of Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United and ready to rival Chelsea for Rice in the summer, according to ESPN .
The 22-year-old has been a leading light for West Ham which has seen him attract plenty of admiring glances.
Rice was at Chelsea as a youngster before he was released and they are keen to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.
The England international is set to cost up to £70m with the Red Devils preparing a swoop.
Chelsea will subsidise Danny Drinkwater’s salary in an effort to get him out of the club.
The former Leicester man has failed to produce since being signed for £35m by Antonio Conte.
He has played just seven league games across the past two and a half seasons and is now close to finalising a loan move to Turkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa.
The Blues will continue paying a portion of his salary however as the 30-year-old bits to reignite his career, reports Goal.
Fikayo Tomori is close to securing a Chelsea exit which could see him leave the club for good.
AC Milan are in talks with the defender over a loan move to the San Siro.
The Blues though want to include an option to buy the defender for around £30m should they agree to his departure.
Milan are also keen on Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan and he remains their priority according to Fabrizio Romano.