Declan Rice arranges Tammy Abraham meet-up amid Chelsea transfer interest

Declan Rice has cheekily tried to arrange a round of golf with Tammy Abraham as interest from Chelsea ramps up.

The Blues are desperate to bolster their defence with Frank Lampard concerned with his current crop.

After missing out last year due to a ban, the Englishman has huge plans for the squad with a number of players linked.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have already been signed while a move for Kai Havertz is in the process.

But it is in defence that is most worrying for Chelsea fans.

It has been a particularly leaky year at the back for the Blues – who have let in 54 goals in the Premier League, the most in the top 10.

West Ham star Rice, who spent seven years at Chelsea's academy, is Lampard's top target as he looks to return him to his natural centre-back role.

But the Hammers are playing hardball and are determined to keep hold of their prized asset.

However, recent actions from Rice on social media would suggest Chelsea is definitely on his mind.

Most recently, the England international put up a hilarious video of him on the golf course attempting some Michael Jackson moves.

Underneath in the comments, Blues striker Abraham could not believe it, saying with crying emojis: "Neighbour why."

Rice wasted no time posting a response, replying: "Come and play golf with me Tammyyyyyyyy."

It is common knowledge that the 21-year-old is close pals with Mason Mount, with the two coming up through the Blues academy.

But his time at the club would have seen him garner a number of special relationships, with Abraham also in the same group.

And from the England striker's comment, the two also live close together.

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Rice joined Chelsea as a seven-year-old, before being released at the age of 14 and moving to West Ham's academy.

However, it appears Stamford Bridge chiefs now regret that decision and West Ham are prepared to make them pay.

News of a £50m bid was rubbished by the Hammers, who would not even consider such an offer after slapping an £80m price tag.

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