21 Aug Chelsea nearing deal to signal Leicester full-back Chilwell
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to signal Leicester Metropolis defender Ben Chilwell after the Midlands membership lastly dropped their £80 million valuation, sources have advised Football4cast.
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The Blues recognized the 23-year-old as their prime goal late final yr and though they’ve thought of a number of different left-back choices together with Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Actual Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon, they’ve remained hopeful all through that an settlement for Chilwell might be reached.
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Negotiations are ongoing however sources near the transaction counsel a price within the area of £50m is now being mentioned with Leicester prepared to do enterprise.
They’d adopted a robust negotiating place primarily based on each supervisor Brendan Rodgers’ want to maintain the England worldwide and the very fact Chilwell has a contract on the King Energy Stadium till 2024.
Nevertheless, Chilwell is eager to maneuver to west London and whereas he has not tried to pressure by means of a transfer, there was a rising expectation in latest days that Leicester would soften their place on permitting him to depart.
Like many Premier League golf equipment, Leicester have been hit by the monetary influence of COVID-19, a blow compounded by lacking out on Champions League qualification on the ultimate day of the season as, sarcastically sufficient, Chelsea snatched fourth place.
Chilwell may miss the beginning of subsequent season as a consequence of a heel drawback however it isn’t anticipated to hinder any medical. Private phrases haven’t been finalised however they don’t seem to be anticipated to be a difficulty.
Chilwell is prone to be joined by Kai Havertz because the Blues shut in on a take care of Bayer Leverkusen value in extra of £75m, with the pair anticipated to hitch fellow new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in a devastating spending spree which head coach Frank Lampard hopes will flip the membership into title contenders.