Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is plotting a move for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell when the club’s transfer ban is up.
According to a report from the Sun, Lampard is keen on making a massive £70m move for Chilwell, who he sees as the ideal left-back to come into his Chelsea squad.
Chilwell has impressed massively for the Foxes in recent seasons and has seen his form rewarded with England call-ups. However, that form appears to have caught the eye of Lampard, and following the sale of Harry Maguire, Leicester could once again be at the centre of a big transfer tussle.
It was only in March when Chilwell was also being linked with a move to Manchester City, a transfer story reported by The Telegraph.
Chilwell could be the sort of attacking full-back that can improve his team going forward. Averaging 1.4 successful dribbles a game last season and 1.3 key passes to go with his four assists (via WhoScored), Chilwell looks to have the credentials.
Chilwell has already racked up four England caps too as he became a regular under Gareth Southgate in the Nations League, keeping out the likes of Luke Shaw and Danny Rose.
Marcos Alonso, one of Chelsea’s current left-backs, has hinted at a Stamford Bridge exit recently. Should that materialise, there could be room for Chilwell to enter the fray and compete with Emerson for a starting berth in west London.
Chilwell is a fine player and it’s not a surprise to see a manager like Lampard looking at signing him.
The Chelsea gaffer seems very open to giving young players with high potential a chance, evident from his team selection for the Manchester United defeat.
Chilwell has been superb for Leicester and, if Alonso eventually does leave Stamford Bridge, then the England international could be exactly what Lampard needs going forward.
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