Leicester City sporting director, Jon Rudkin confirm that Ben Chilwell will sign 5-year contract with Chelsea this summer before preseason tour.
With Ben Chilwell‘s future up in the air amid interest from Chelsea, City will be keeping their eye on potential left-back signings.
They were heavily linked to Olympiacos’s Kostas Tsimikas, but they can now strike him off the list. The Greek international is heading to Liverpool in an £11.75m move, joining the reigning Premier League champions as Andy Robertson’s deputy.
So where do City turn now? The moment another left-back links pops up, you can be sure you will see it right here.
We’ll also be bringing any other transfer updates, with City said to be interested in Barcelona youngsters Francisco Trincao and Jean-Clair Todibo.
Rodgers is also said to have Burnley winger Dwight McNeil on his radar this summer along with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
But reports claim that Kelechi Iheanacho may have to depart before any big-money deals can be struck.
How could Chilwell saga end?
As far as City are concerned, there are four ways the summer ends regarding their left-back spot.
The first is that Chilwell stays.
The second is that Chilwell goes and is replaced by a top-level left-back.
The third is that Chilwell goes and is replaced by an up-and-coming left-back, in a cheaper deal.
The fourth is that Chilwell goes, City spend nothing, and Thomas makes the step up.
Chilwell to Chelsea latest
There are plenty of rumours tonight that there is progress over a move to take Chilwell to Chelsea, with the City left-back the number one target for Frank Lampard’s side.
But for any move to happen, City’s valuation must be met. The club are taking the same stance over Chilwell that they did over Maguire. He’s not for sale, so there’s no price-tag to be haggled over. But City will have a figure in mind where that amount of money is more beneficial to the club than having Chilwell in their squad.
There have been reports, though no confirmation that Chilwell is keen on the move, so it’s worth noting what Brendan Rodgers said on players that see their futures elsewhere:
“If a player doesn’t want to be here, with all due respect, we don’t want them here. It’s as simple as that.”
Chelsea verdict on Chilwell
Chelsea face a potential bidding war with Manchester United over Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, according to the latest reports.
Blues fans have been reacting to the most recent developments.