Chelsea reportedly negotiating with Leicester for Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell, Leicester (Photo by Visionhaus)
Ben Chilwell, Leicester (Photo by Visionhaus) /

Chelsea have apparently entered into negotiations with Leicester City for star player Ben Chilwell, an international who came through the Foxes academy.

Brendan Rodgers said in a recent interview that usual transfer business has been halted. Although Leicester City scouts and the recruitment department are still working to identify transfer targets.

Presently, it is unclear if the Foxes are currently in talks with any prospective new recruits with regards to signing for the King Power club. Neither is it clear if Leicester are preparing to offer new deals to any of their eight athletes that have contracts expiring as we speak.

Chelsea reportedly negotiating with Leicester City for Ben Chilwell

Earlier this week Foxes of Leicester covered the story that Leicester are tracking Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney as a possible replacement left-back for Ben Chilwell.

Nobody really knows if the English international will leave Filbert Way, nevertheless, the East Midlanders have to plan for all eventualities. Though it is unlikely that the Gunners will be content to agree to Tierney’s departure so soon after he signed. Particularly since he’s been injured for almost the entirety of his time at Emirates Stadium.

While the rumours of Chilwell’s supposed imminent departure have started up once more. Express Sport carried the story on Thursday, via Spanish sports media, that Frank Lampard’s side have already begun negotiations with Leicester over the transfer of the 23 year-old.

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Contemporary left-backs at the Bridge are out-of-favour under Lampard; Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri are reportedly unneeded. With the Foxes academy graduate apparently coming in at Stamford Bridge. The outlet based in Spain further states that Chilwell has told his agent he wants to join the Pensioners. Chelsea have also allegedly outlined four alternatives to the Fox; while the latter remains the London outfit’s number one choice.