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Chelsea interested in £70 million Leicester left-back Chilwell

Chelsea are interested in a £70m deal for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.

Frank Lampard is keen on a deal for the England left-back once Chelsea complete their two-window transfer-ban, with the club set to significantly back the 41-year-old next summer.

The Chelsea boss is keen to strengthen his options at full-back and has been tracking the progress of the 22-year-old, who has previously been linked with the likes of Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona.

Chelsea’s current left-back options, Emerson and Marcus Alonso, have failed to convince, the latter believed to be considering his future amid reports of a move back to Spain.

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According to The Sun, Lampard views Chilwell as a long-term solution at Stamford Bridge and is preparing to launch a move once Chelsea have completed their transfer-ban.

Reports have suggested Lampard will be heavily backed in the transfer market, with Chelsea having raised substantial funds from the sales of the likes of Eden Hazard and David Luiz, whilst Alvaro Morata will also complete a permanent £58m move to Atletico Madrid next summer.

It is likely to take a bid in the region of £70m to persuade Leicester to sell, the Foxes having recently secured a world-record fee for centre-back Harry Maguire from Manchester United.

Leicester are under no pressure to sell and Chilwell currently has five-years remaining on his contract at the club, Brendan Rodgers’ side reportedly having rejected a big-money bid from Atletico Madrid earlier this summer.

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