Chelsea have made it their mission to sign left-back Ben Chilwell this summer transfer window.
Frank Lampard has identified his defence as an area of concern heading into the new season. The 42-year-old has highlighted the fact that in order to challenge next campaign, the likes of Kepa Arrizabalaga need to be replaced.
Will Chelsea sign Ben Chilwell this summer?
The Spaniard has been a disappointment in between the sticks this term, with Lampard doubting his ability to perform for the team.
Another position with room for improvement has turned out to be the left-back position, with an exit for Marcos Alonso looking to be on the cards. A report from The Times revealed that the 29-year-old has been named amongst four defenders who are up for sale this summer. Chelsea are looking to make up funds to further kit out their squad.
Football Insider claim that the Blues are confident they can sign top target Chilwell for less than the original asking price.
After selling Harry Maguire to Manchester United for £80million, Leicester have valued their left-back as even higher than the record centre-back. (via The Mirror). However, Chelsea believe they can seal the deal for £50m instead, knocking a huge chunk off the original fee.
The report states ‘extensive negotiations’ have been held between the two clubs and it’s looking positive that the Blues can chisel as much as 37.5% away from the mammoth price tag.
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