“Declan Rice, my understanding, would like the move, of course he’s very close to Mason Mount, don’t underestimate that friendship, but I don’t think he’s going to be seen to be forcing his way out of West Ham.
“So unless the owners then that one isn’t going to happen.
“They want to sign him as a central defender, that is for sure.
“The idea with Rice would be to play a back three and he would almost play the sweeper role then out of that back three.”
Lampard refused to speak about Rice at his press conference on Friday.