Chelsea ‘will have to pay Leicester more than £80m to sign left back Ben Chilwell’… making him the most expensive defender in the WORLD
- Leicester missed out on Champions League football after losing to Man United
- The Foxes now have a fight on their hands to keep hold of left-back Chilwell
- Frank Lampard is keen to add the defender to his squad at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will reportedly need to make Ben Chilwell the world’s most expensive defender if they are to sign him from Leicester City.
Frank Lampard is very keen to add England left-back Chilwell to his squad for next season.
The 23-year-old has been at Leicester since the age of 12 and is under contract until 2024.
Chelsea will reportedly need to make Ben Chilwell the world’s most expensive defender
And The Mirror claim the Foxes are demanding a huge fee if they are to let go of their man.
Chilwell is believed to want to join the Blues as the Englishman sees his long term future at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater dropped a massive hint on Monday as he posted a photo of himself and Chilwell in Mykonos.
‘Summer scouting mission,’ he wrote alongside the snap, which he also tagged Chelsea’s official account.
Frank Lampard is keen to add England left-back Chilwell to his squad at Stamford Bridge
Leicester’s hopes of keeping Chilwell this summer were hit by their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The 2-0 final day defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday concluded a disappointing final few weeks of the season for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Though Leicester seemingly have a fight on their hands to keep their star left-back, manager Rodgers has been insistent that he is not for sale.
Danny Drinkwater dropped a transfer hint regarding Ben Chilwell and current club Chelsea
‘He’s not a player we want to lose. I’m quite relaxed on it. I’m not worried at all,’ Rodgers said.
‘We’ve got a fantastic squad that we want to keep together so I don’t worry.
‘You can spin it whichever way you want. There is no intention to sell Ben Chilwell and there is absolutely no need for us to sell Ben Chilwell. If you want a message, the message is he’s not for sale.’
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