Chelsea are reportedly in negotiations with Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell after the England man informed his agent of his desire to move to the capital.
Frank Lampard has been linked with Chilwell for 12 months and in March Chelsea old boy Alan Hudson confirmed Lampard’s wish to bring the talented Leicester full-back to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues legend told Caught Offside: “I know Frank likes Chilwell. He’s a very good player and will be a great addition, a player who loves playing and getting forward, which is what Frank loves.”
And now, according to TodoFichajes, Chelsea are negotiating with Leicester to sign the 23-year-old Milton Keynes-born defender.
Lampard is expecting to see Marcos Alonso move on this summer and Chelsea want Chilwell to replace him and the feeling is mutual.
The former Huddersfield loanee is keen on a move south and has apparently informed his agent to make the move happen.
Manchester City, Atletico de Madrid and PSG are also interested, but Chelsea lead the way.
Leicester are known to not let their stars leave on the cheap, having commanded a world-record fee for Harry Maguire when he joined Manchester United last summer, and also having fetched more than £60m for Riyad Mahrez and more than £30m for Danny Drinkwater in the past.
Leicester are braced for Chilwell’s departure and last month it was reported they had identified Fenerbahce captain Hasan Ali Kaldirim as a new left-back target.
Turkish source Takvim claimed that Leicester were eyeing up a deal for Fenerbahce wing-back Kaldirim, who is out of contract at the end of the season and can already negotiate a pre-contract agreement.