West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, has told friends he would rather sign for Chelsea than Manchester United, according to the UK Mirror.
Rice who made his first-team debut in 2017, Rice has gone on to make 128 appearances for the Hammers.
The 21-year-old’s good form earned him a call up to the England squad in 2019 and he has gone on to earn 13 caps for the Three Lions.
United and Chelsea have both expressed interest in signing Rice, and it is almost certain West Ham fear they will lose him in the summer transfer window.
Rice began his career at Chelsea’s academy, before being released at the age of 16.
And he is looking to return to Stamford Bridge if he leaves East London.
He may feel he has unfinished business at Chelsea and will be tempted to join his best friend and England team-mate Mason Mount in Frank Lampard’s squad.
Rice is currently valued at £50million as the per transfermarkt West ham may be forced to sell if he pushes for a move.