The Hammers midfielder has been an ever present this season.
West Ham’s struggles this season aren’t reflective of Rice’s ability.
Many feel the 21-year-old is a level above West Ham’s standing in the Premier League table.
Manager David Moyes, meanwhile, recently told the Guardian how Rice could be sold to help build a team – similar to Wayne Rooney at Everton at the beginning of his career.
Rice is valued at around the £50 million mark by West Ham (Independent).
London rivals Chelsea will know all about his capabilities and manager Frank Lampard appears keen on building a youthful side at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori pushing through while Goal claim Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is also a summer target.
Rice is close friends with Mason Mount and the two players lined up for England last September in the 4-0 victory over Bulgaria.
West Ham certainly won’t want to lose their top player but with Champions League football potentially behind them, Chelsea would pose a difficult proposition to ignore.
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