PL star insists on Chelsea move despite UK Government transfer restrictions

England star Declan Rice would favour a move to Chelsea if he was to leave West Ham this summer, report the Evening Standard.

The Hammers midfielder has been repeatedly linked with the Premier League’s so-called ‘Big Six’ with The Blues and Manchester United considered to be leading the chase.

However, it is now understood that Rice would prefer a return to Stamford Bridge and the club he was released from as a child despite their current restrictions in the transfer market.

With three years still remaining on his contract, West Ham have slapped a £150million asking price on the 23-year-old, who David Moyes hopes to build future sides around.

Rice is said to have an ‘urgent’ desire to play Champions League football, and has every chance of qualifying to do so with the Hammers, either through the Premier League or by winning the Europa League.