Chelsea interested in signing 21-year-old England international

Declan Rice admits he is in a hurry to win titles despite still being in the infancy of his career, amid speculation the London giants are readying a winter offer for the West Ham United midfielder.

Blues manager is said to be a huge admirer of England international who has played a pivotal role in the fantastic start David Moyes’ side has made to the new PL campaign.

Declan has already played over 100 top-flight games for the Hammers and having established himself at both club and international level, he is desperate to kick-start his trophy collection.

And although West Ham United appear to be making progress under Moyes, Rice’s opportunities of tangible success would undoubtedly be enhanced by moving to Chelsea. ‘As a footballer, you only get one career and it goes by very quick,’ he said when asked about his immediate and long-term ambitions.

‘You want to be successful for club and country. I think it’s an important thing to win trophies. There’s talk of Harry Kane at Spurs and what he should be doing, obviously he can do whatever he wants. He’s going to win trophies we all know that. ‘I think that’s something I want to aim for as well.’

‘I’m only 21 but to get those highs of your career you need to win stuff and that’s what I want to do.’ Frank Lampard is said to have earmarked the Englishman as N’Golo Kante’s long-term successor but views his versatility and ability to play at centre-half as a major bonus. Declan, however, is in no doubt that his future lies in his favoured position.