Chelsea eyeing move for English defender valued at £80m

By | March 25, 2020

Chelsea are reportedly confident about being able to sign Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell when the transfer will be re-opened in the summer.

Having failed to add to his first-team squad in the winter, the Blues new head-coach Frank Lampard is known to be keen on making some big signings this summer in order to compete for all possible trophies in 2020/21 season.

With either Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri tipped to depart from Stamford Bridge this summer, bringing in a new left-back is a top priority for Lampard.

According to Goal.com, the West London club regard themselves as frontrunners to push through a deal for England international Chilwell, while Man Utd and Liverpool are also believed to be interested in luring him away from the King Power Stadium.

The 23-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League as he has played a vital role in the Brendan Rogers side that are third in the standings at the moment.

However, with over four years left on his current deal with the Foxes, Chilwell is likely to be valued at £80m and it means that Roman Abramovich has to splash money to strengthen Frank Lampard’s squad for the next season.