- Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement with Leicester City for England International left-back, Ben Chilwell, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
Exclusive: Chelsea close to agreement with Leicester to sign England left-back Ben Chilwell. Deal now almost done. 23yo has undergone medical checks on heel injury in London (around 3 more weeks out), with #CFC kept informed on results @TheAthleticUK #LCFC https://t.co/t2XznKYCDb
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 21, 2020
According to The Athletic’s report, the Blues are going to spend £45m – £50m to secure the player, who is currently injured.
However, Ornstein stated in the report that he has had medical to check the extent of the injury and Chelsea were informed about the medical result, which stated he could return in three weeks.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been looking to upgrade the left-back position with Marcos Alonso and Emerson failing to win over the Chelsea boss.
Sevilla’s Sergio Reguilón and Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico are other Chelsea targets but at the moment it seems Chilwell is winning the race.