Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson has told the club to go ‘all out’ for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
Chelsea have already brought in the likes of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and are still active in the transfer market.
The Blues are said to be in advanced talks with Sevilla over a £55m deal for another defender, Jules Kounde.
But Johnson, who spent four seasons at Stamford Bridge, wants the Blues to make more investments and lure Rice from West Ham.
The 23-year-old Rice spent almost a decade in Chelsea’s academy before joining West Ham at the age of 15.
He has now developed to become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and West Ham’s most important player in recent seasons, seeing his value rock towards £100m.
“I think Chelsea should go all out for Rice before the deadline,” Johnson told Genting Casino.
“Everyone knows they are interested in Rice…and I find it strange that it is taking so long.
“Rice’s impact at West Ham is huge. No team wants to lose their best player. He’s the main man and is the key to everything they do, but I think we all know the clock is ticking for his time being at West Ham,” he said.