Man Utd prepare huge left-back raid after telling cracks form for Chelsea

Date published: Thursday 13th August 2020 3:01 - Jonny Whitfield

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Manchester United are monitoring Ben Chilwell’s situation after divisions formed in Chelsea’s planned move for the Leicester left-back, according to reports.

Chelsea are allegedly keen on a move for the England international to resolve their issues at left-back. Boss Frank Lampard is uncertain whether Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri fit his remit.

However, reliable journalist David Ornstein has more recently claimed that senior Blues figures disagree over a move for Chiwell.

Leicester have quoted Chelsea around £80million for the defender. Indeed, the Foxes could demand that the west London club make him the world’s most expensive defender.

The Daily Mirror backs up Ornstein’s initial claim, reporting that Leicester’s price tag “stunned Chelsea officials.

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The newspaper continues by claiming there are several other Champions League sides, including United, watching on.

United feel they have more transfer prowess after returning to Europe’s elite competition after a season away. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men clinched fourth spot in the Premier League on the final day.

Ben Chilwell

Solskjaer’s first choice left-back is Luke Shaw, with the club recently handing deputy Brandon Williams a new deal.

The Daily Mirror adds, though, that Chelsea could be willing to increase their initial offer. The Blues have held initial talks with Leicester, in which they have suggested a “much lower” fee.

However, Lampard’s side remain the firm favourites at this stage to snap Chilwell up. The 23-year-old’s sale would be one of many marquee departures from the King Power Stadium in recent seasons.

N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez are among those to have left the West Midlands club.


Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund could reportedly struggle to make Jadon Sancho commit publicly to the club.

Sancho revealed to the club his “love” for playing for Dortmund and reports claim the Bundesliga giants want those words translated into a more concrete statement.

However, the 20-year-old is media shy, which could present Dortmund with a problem.

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