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INSIDER: West Ham midfielder Rice has agreed Chelsea contract

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.

Despite their major spending spree this summer - which has seen them splash out close to £230million - Chelsea are said to be willing to fork out £80million to acquire Rice's services.

And according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, last season's beaten FA Cup finalists are closing in on the 21-year-old after agreeing a five-year contract with him.

He tweeted: "Chelsea are literally on fire: after Mendy's signing, Blues are working to close Declan Rice's deal.

"Talks ongoing with West Ham (rejected a bid of €50M + add-ons). The midfielder has already agreed personal terms for a 5-year contract."

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