Chelsea Transfer News: Blues in talks with signing £65 million rated left-back from Leicester City0 Ben Chilwell, the Foxes adamant.
Chelsea has surprised everyone with their recent transfer business, on Thursday they stunned Liverpool after grabbing the negotiations with Timo Werner and the German striker is set to leave for London.
Frank Lampard has certainly few positions to fill and getting an upgrade at the left-back position has been a priority for long. Thus Chelsea views Ben Chilwell as the suitable option.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has started their talks with Leicester City over the transfer of Chilwell. Meanwhile, the Foxes have kept their demands straight and aren’t ready to bargain.
Chesea are also in talks with Leicester to sign Ben Chilwell. The left back wants to join the club – he knows Lampard wants him.
Nicolás Tagliafico is on Chelsea list as an option if Chilwell deal will collapse.
Werner deal almost ok – on paperworks time since yesterday. 🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2020
The Premier League side views the English defender as one of the brightest prospects in the squad and they asserted that they sent a similar message through Harry Maguire’s transfer.
— Sean from Enderby (@seanfromenderby) June 5, 2020
On the other hand, Chelsea is pushing to bring the price a little down, since the Coronavirus crises have massively affected the financial situation of every club.
Plus even Werner’s signing will draw a hefty sum of €60 million. Chelsea also has other options in their sight, Nicolas Tagliafico is another player which is highly rated by Lampard and can prove to be cheaper than Chilwell.
However, Chilwell is only 23-year-old and can give many years to the Blues and also Premier League proved, whereas, Tagliafico is 27-year-old and doesn’t have much scope of improvement.
This will be third big signing by Lampard if he manages to grab him, considering Hakim Ziyech is already signed by the club and Wener is almost finalized as per the sources.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea is ready to splash so much cash in a single window, while other clubs avoiding expensive transfers.