Chelsea set to go full steam on Frank Lampard’s long term target this January

With today being the 1st of January – the beginning of a new year, every football fan are even more excited as it is also the start of the January transfer window.

With just 16 matches into the ongoing season, the January transfer window may have come a little too soon unlike previous seasons.

It’s no surprise given the long break of football in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, which made the 2020/21 season start a little bit late than normal.

One of the few clubs ready to further bolster their squad this January is no other than Frank Lampard’s blue army.

The London giants seem to be having a rough run of form in their last five games. This is following a very strong 17 game unbeaten run.

After losing 3-1 to a struggling Arsenal team battling to avoid relegation, the Blues followed up with a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

It’s been reported that Frank Lampard still needs a missing piece of the jigsaw and that missing piece is Declan Rice.

Rice is a long te target for Lampard with the Blues boss eager to bring the player back to the Bridge after leaving the academy at an early age.

The 21-year-old is now an established Premier League midfielder and England international.

Rice has racked up over 100 appearances in England top-flight for the Hammers and has regularly captained David Moyes’ team this season despite his young age.

And Lampard regards the midfielder, who can also play at centre-back, highly as he continues to reshape his squad following a summer spend worth in excess of £200million.

Many reports have stated that Chelsea will push hard for a transfer for Declan Rice this January.

With Declan Rice Agent being his father, who is a die hard Chelsea fan and a season ticket holder at the bridge, agreeing personal terms with the midfielder shouldn’t be a problem.

The real problem will be negotiating down the huge £80million price tag placed on the 21-year-old midfielder by Westham.

It is reported Chelsea will be reluctant to pay such huge fee for the Englishman and will negotiate down the fee.