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Transfer CHASE: Chelsea face stiff competition to sign Leicester City defender as Manchester United join the race

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Chelsea face stiff competition to sign Leicester City defender as Manchester United join the race

Chelsea recognized Ben Chilwell as their best option defensive target months prior but are not enthused about sprinkling enormous cash for his services, with Manchester United currently giving competition.

Leicester City’s astounding £80m valuation on Ben Chilwell’s head could yet be met as a bidding war for him calls.

Frank Lampard is resolved to add the 23-year-old Ben Chilwell to his squad ahead of next season.

However, Stamford Bridge officials were shocked to be revealed to Leicester City value Ben Chilwell, in a similar section as Harry Maguire.

Harry Maguire became world’s most expensive defender the previous summer when he joined Manchester United for £80m.

The Blues have recommended a much lower offer for Ben Chilwell in initial talks up until this point and are hesitant to offer significantly more.

In any case, other top clubs in the Champions League, including Manchester United, are also observing the left-back’s future.

Ben Chilwell is under contract until 2024 however has told buddies he could be moving this summer.

Chelsea remain top choices for his signature as Frank Lampard hopes to replace Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso.

Presently Chelsea could now be compelled to go higher than initially intended to get their man.

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The Foxes have sold their outstanding players each summer since winning the title following the exits of N’Golo Kante, Harry Maguire, Danny Drinkwater and Riyad Mahrez.

Ben Chilwell has been at Leicester since the age 12, is probably going to be their next enormous deal.

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