Report: Frank Lampard asks Abramovich to sign exceptional Premier League ace, wants him as center back

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According to a report from the Sun, Frank Lampard has asked Chelsea bigwigs to sign West Ham ace Declan Rice this summer.

Chelsea are growing confident they will wrap up a £45million deal to sign West Ham star Declan Rice this summer.

And Frank Lampard wants the 21-year-old England international to play centre-half and lead his defence.

Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner

But the Sun claim the spending spree will continue and Lampard has asked the club to sign Hammers talisman Rice.

Lampard is keen to shift him from the holding midfield position he currently plays in back into defence.

He recently played at centre-back against Wolves and impressed boss David Moyes.

Chelsea have sounded out their London rivals over a deal this summer and believe they can sign him for around £45m.

Rice began his youth career at Chelsea, but was released at the age of 14. .

SOURCE: The Sun

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