Chelsea are to round off their spending with a player-plus-cash swap deal for Declan Rice amounting to £70million, according to a report.

Having been unable to spend last summer due to a transfer ban, the Blues have already spent big this summer. The club have confirmed the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for a combined £73.5million.

In the past week, Chelsea have also stepped up their pursuit of two other top targets. The west London side have agreed a deal in principle with Kai Havertz and look likely to sign Ben Chilwell.

According to Football Insider, however, Frank Lampard’s side will not have finished once those deals go through.

The source claims Chelsea will wait until the end of the transfer window – towards October – before tabling a “massive” offer for West Ham lynchpin Rice.

Indeed, the deal will amount to £70million and include a Chelsea player – but it is unclear who that will be.

The Blues are reportedly willing to offload several players before next season. Among them will likely be Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has arrived back at Stamford Bridge after his loan at Monaco.