“I’ve always been a Chelsea fan since I was a kid, it’s just been in the family since my dad really.
“My dad used to go back in the 80s, the 90s, I don’t think there’s one person in my family who isn’t a Chelsea fan.”
Meanwhile, one man who knows what it’s like to play for both clubs is Joe Cole, who insists that it would be a huge blow to the Hammers to see Rice leave.
“It would be a big gamble to let him go because he is the most important player in that dressing room.
“We talk about what he is worth as an asset to the club financially but how much is it worth to stay in the Premier League?