Frank Lampard could get his desire left back Target as negotiations continue to strengthen the deal to have a breakthrough as the foxes ag...
Frank Lampard could get his desire left back Target as negotiations continue to strengthen the deal to have a breakthrough as the foxes agree to lower the price to £50m for Ben Chiwell.
Football Insider reports that they are making progress in their bid to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
Frank Lampard has identified the England international as his top left-back target in the coming window, and the deal could well be concluded.
Per the report, they are hopeful of securing Chilwell’s signing for a fee of £50 million.
Leicester initially wanted £80m for the defender but Chelsea are understood to have lowered that price during negotiations with Brendan Rodgers’ side.
A deal is not close, however, and further talks are needed.
This would be a genuine bargain for the Blues.
Chelsea are in desperate need of defensive additions this summer and Chilwell is the kind of acquisition that would upgrade the squad in a multitude of ways.
He has scored three goals and registered three assists in the top-flight this term, while he also averages 1.3 key passes in the Premier League.
In addition to that, he makes 1.6 tackles per game, along with one interception, two clearances, and just 1.1 fouls.
He is a top player, and would be another statement of intent from the London club.
More work is needed, but adding Chilwell to Ziyech and Werner would be a brilliant beginning to the summer window