The England international has made terrific progress with the Hammers where he is currently considered as the most valuable asset.
It is understood, West Ham won’t entertain offers less than £100m this summer, but the European champions are still expected to make a move.
The west Londoners could reportedly sanction the sale of N’Golo Kante in order to recoup funds.
Manchester United are also keeping close tabs on Rice, but they face a losing cause with the Englishman determined to rejoin the Blues.
The 23-year-old has made 174 appearances for West Ham in all competitions to date.