Chelsea in the hunt for 22-year-old England international
London club are reportedly considering a move for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell as they prepare to learn their fate with regards to their transfer ban. Chelsea will find out if their ban is lifted for winter by November 20 and are already planning how to spend their £150m budget.
The report names several footballers London club are looking at, and England international is among those as Frank could try to bring in upgrades in back-line, with Bournemouth’s Nathan ake also mentioned.
Ben has shone for the Foxes and could be a great signing to come in as an upgrade on the players like of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. However, Chilwell has also been linked with Man United, Chelsea says he won’t come cheap, with an asking price of nearly £50million.
London club could no doubt afford that if their reported budget is accurate, but it stays to be seen if Leicester City will let another key figure go so soon after selling Harry Maguire to Man United in the summer.
Foxes have, however, generally struggled to keep star players in recent times, with the likes of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez also moving to bigger clubs in the last few years.
The 22-year-old defender could also be a useful signing for the Red Devils if they can raid Leicester again, with an upgrade on the inconsistent and injury-prone Luke Shaw surely needed at Theatre of Dreams. The English defender is a regular member of the Three Lions squad which is already a big achievement for the footballer.