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Chelsea 'are plotting a new move for £60m Declan Rice in January' with Frank Lampard hoping his top target will ignore West Ham's offer of a new double-your-money contract to bring down his price Chelsea are long-term admirers of their former youth product Declan Rice  Rice has become one of England's best players during his time at West Ham The West Ham midfielder was wanted by Chelsea in the summer transfer window The Hammers are looking to tie down their star player to a new contract

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 08:41 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 08:58 GMT, 2 November 2020

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Chelsea have not given up hope of signing Declan Rice and will go back in for the West Ham star in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Rice has emerged as one of England's best players after shining for West Ham in the heart of midfield, and he has attracted long-term interest from London rivals Chelsea.

Chelsea were in hot pursuit of Rice, a former youth product of the club, in the summer transfer window but a £60million move failed to materialise after the Blues failed to offload a number of fringe players. 

Declan Rice continues to be the subject of heavy interest from West Ham's rivals Chelsea

Declan Rice continues to be the subject of heavy interest from West Ham's rivals Chelsea

But according to The Athletic, Chelsea are hoping Rice ignores any of West Ham's advances to tie home down to a new contract at the London Stadium as the Blues look to snap up his signature in January.

Chelsea's move for Rice in the last transfer window didn't come to fruition as the Blues were reportedly unable to sell players needed to raise the necessary funds for his signature.

Chelsea were ruthless in the summer window, spending £253million

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