By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 08:56 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 08:56 BST, 14 September 2020
West Ham are determined to keep hold of star midfielder Declan Rice amid interest from Chelsea as the Hammers plot a move for Blues full back Emerson.
David Moyes' side got the 2020-21 campaign off to a bad start as the Hammers lost their Premier League opener to Newcastle at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Rice, 21, featured in midfield but has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea this summer window, with Frank Lampard an admirer of the midfielder who was released by the club at 14.
West Ham will not sell star midfielder Declan Rice under any circumstances, reports suggest
The Hammers man, 21, is a target of Premier League and London rivals Chelsea this summer
The England international has been identified as a possible defensive option, with Lampard interested in converting the midfielder to a centre half.