Aaron Cresswell has actually confessed Declan Rice would reach ‘another level’ if he were to ever leave West Ham amid speculation linking him with a transfer to Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has actually become among the Premier League’s leading young skills in recent seasons, and although beginning out for the Hammers as a centre-back, Rice has actually shown he has the skillset to play in midfield.

The Sun claim that Frank Lampard has actually recognized the England international as his next major signing, nevertheless, the Blues employer prepares on transforming him back to a main defender.

Although Rice’s fellow West Ham team-mate Cresswell wants him to remain at the London Stadium, he can see the midfielder advancing to the next level if he makes the action up to a larger club.

‘ He’s close to 100 Premier League games already, and I’m not just saying that because he’s a West Ham player and a great mate of mine, but I truly do believe he is among the top talents in the country,’ Cresswell informed talkSPORT.

‘ I would not like to see him leave, however if he were to ever leave he would become another level with better gamers around him.

‘ He’s been available in at centre-back over the last couple of games due to injuries we’ve had and he can play either.

‘ It’s a terrific option he’s got but in regards to ability-wise, he’s a wonderful player.’

Chelsea have already sealed the finalizings of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

Frank Lampard is likewise supposedly keen on Leicester City‘s Ben Chilwell to strengthen his side in the left-back position, nevertheless, the Foxes are requiring up to ₤ 75m for the England international.