Chelsea are very close to signing €50m-rated English midfielder

Despite having spent in the region of £230m on transfers already this summer, it appears that the London giants are keen to get one more deal over the line before the window closes in 10 days time. West Ham United footballer Declan Rice has agreed on personal terms on a five-year contract with Chelsea.

Chelsea are adamant that England international remains at West Ham United, however, the fact that he’s agreed on a five-year contract elsewhere suggests that he wants to move on to pastures new. Given how poorly the Hammers have begun their 2020/21 season, a move back to the club he left to join West Ham United makes sense.

It would also allow Declan to join up with one of his best friends both inside and inside of the match; Mason Mount. Moreover, he would shore up the London club’s midfield and arguably make them a force in the PL over the coming months.

West Ham United have made their reluctance to part with Rice clear but may be tempted to sell should they receive a huge offer. Frank Lampard was asked directly about possibly signing the 21-year-old midfielder this week but chose to remain coy on the subject.

Gunners aren’t currently in a position to sign Aouar despite reportedly agreeing on personal terms with the attacker. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has already expressed his doubts over Gunners capability to finance a deal for the £54m-rated midfielder.

If the Spanish manager can’t raise the funds, Jorginho is a player he will likely turn to but the Blues will only allow him to leave if they can strike an agreement with the Hammers for the English midfielder.