Chelsea are set to throw-in England midfielder Ross Barkley in their next bid for West Ham United’s Declan Rice.

According to Football Insider, Chelsea are preparing a player-plus-cash deal for the Hammers star and they are considering offering Ross Barkley as well as a large sum of cash.

Chelsea agreed a deal with Rennes earlier today for Senegalese goalkeeper, Édouard Mendy who will become Frank Lampard’s 7th signing of the summer.

However, they are not ready to slow down as multiple reports suggest the blues will turn attention to Declan Rice once the Senegalese goalkeeper is secured.

West Ham are asking for more than £70m for the England international but Chelsea are hoping to negotiate down the price and bring back their former Academy star.