West Ham United captain Declan Rice remains top of Chelsea’s wanted list in 2023, 90min understands.

The England international has long been linked with a move away from the Hammers and has not been short of suitors - Chelsea the side most heavily linked with Rice over the past 12 to 18 months.

90min revealed in June that one of Todd Boehly’s first pieces of business was to talk to West Ham about Rice, who was released by Chelsea as a youngster before kick-starting his career in east London, but the Blues' billionaire owner was given short shrift and told that the 23-year-old was not for sale.

Despite his advances being rejected by West Ham, Boehly and Chelsea’s hierarchy remain huge fans of Rice, and one of his principal remits at Stamford Bridge is to try and lure the world's best young players to the club - a stance emphasised by the desire to conclude early deals for RB Leipzig duo Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol.