Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia has revealed that a swap deal is in place to make sure that the Blues acquire the service of a top target this summer.
Chelsea are prepared to offer Ross Barkley to West Ham as they attempt to sign Declan Rice.
Rice is Frank Lampard’s top target this summer as he seeks to complete even more signings, but he is valued at around £80m by West Ham.
Barkley could be offered to West Ham to reduce the financial outlay for Chelsea, as they value him at £30m.
Barkley has dropped further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge with the summer arrival of Kai Havertz.
Meanwhile, all eyes are on the new signings at Chelsea to do the job against Brighton and the games for the new season.