Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed West Ham star Declan Rice is still thinking about moving to Chelsea.

Fabrizio said on ‘Here We Go Podcast’ that the England international sees Chelsea as the perfect club for his future.

“He was the top target for Chelsea, but it didn’t happen because West Ham always [said] they want to keep him,” he said, as cited by This is Football.

“However, I can tell you, I don’t know what will happen in January, but I am absolutely sure that Declan Rice is still thinking [about] Chelsea. He [sees] Chelsea as the perfect team for his future. So, let’s see what will happen in January or next summer.

“He’s still thinking [about] Chelsea, he’s still thinking [about] Frank Lampard as [being] the perfect manager for his future. He’s in love with Frank Lampard’s style. So, pay attention always to Declan Rice.”

January could come too soon for Rice but Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is desperate to add him to his squad and won’t stop until the transfer is completed. Next is the most likely window to complete the move to Stamford Bridge.