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Deal CLOSE: Chelsea close to agreeing deal with Leicester City for England defender

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Chelsea close to agreeing deal with Leicester City for England defender

Chelsea are close to concluding a £50m deal with Leicester City for the signing of England defender Ben Chilwell.

Frank Lampard has considered Ben Chilwell his first choice target at left-back, a position recognized as an issue since the start of his rule.

Chelsea have been following Ben Chilwell since last year, however held reservations over the fee, with Leicester City having at first thinking they could get around £80m, same amount the Foxes sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United a year ago.

Nonetheless, given Ben Chilwell’s desire to join Frank Lampard’s project at Chelsea and the money related effect of the coronavirus pandemic on clubs, Leicester City dropped their asking price, as uncovered by report in June.

It is thought Leicester City are open to releasing one prominent player for every summer, as has been the situation with Riyad Mahrez and Maguire in earlier years.

The 23-year-old would add to an effectively great summer for Chelsea, who have not signed any player for the last two windows attributable to a transfer ban and afterward an inability to land certain targets in January after the Uefa authorize was shortened.

Chelsea have already signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while the club are also pushing to land a deal for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.

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Frank Lampard and chief Marina Granovskaia have absolutely compensated for the lack of arrivals in the last window.

Ben Chilwell missed the final five games of last season because of an injury, which as indicated by reports, will keep him out for around three additional weeks.

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