A few days ago, the famous transfer expert Romano said in a show that he is absolutely sure that Rice is considering joining Chelsea.
Romano said: "Rice is Chelsea’s number one goal, but the transfer did not happen because West Ham always said they wanted to keep Rice. However, I can tell you that I don’t know what will happen next January. But Declan Rice is still considering joining Chelsea. I am absolutely sure of this. He thinks Chelsea is the perfect choice for his next stop. So let's see what happens next January or next summer."
"He is still thinking about Chelsea. He thinks Lampard is the perfect coach for his future career. He likes Lampard's coaching style."