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Chelsea Keen To Offer Batshuayi And Barkley As Makeweights To Seal Midfielder's Deal

Chelsea are well determined to make this summer transfer window a useful one as the Blues aim for a title challenge next season.

Having already added Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, the Blues are all set to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen after agreeing personal terms with him. Frank Lampard is also keen on strengthening his defensive line with Leicester City's Ben Chilwell and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice seen as a possible targets.

It's believed that Frank Lampard has considered using Declan Rice as central defender if he manages to land him this summer.

Latest reports today claims that Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Declan Rice and are willing to offer two first team players as part of a swap deal for the England international.

West Ham are thought to value Rice at around £75million, though, the Daily Mail reports that Chelsea hope to lower the price by offering both Michy Batshuayi And Ross Barkley as makeweights to seal the young midfielder's deal.

Haven't played as a central midfielder throughout his playing days, Frank Lampard sees Rice as a future full-back who could be the key in solving the Blues defensive troubles at the back.

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