Chelsea have emerged as the front-runners to sign West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
The Blues were linked with the England international last summer, but a deal failed to materialise before the deadline.
According to The Star, the west London giants don’t face any competition for Rice with Manchester City reluctant to enter a bidding battle.
Manchester United have a similar stance on the player. The Blues would still need to break the bank to sign their former graduate.
Rice is reportedly valued in the region of £90 million, and the Hammers are unlikely to negotiate on the fee this summer.
The England international has three years remaining on his Hammers contract with the option for another 12 months.