Leicester City Ben Chilwell is reportedly ready to speak to manager Brendan Rodgers this week about his decision to join Chelsea.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for several months already now and this could be the ideal opportunity for the player and Chelsea to complete the deal.
It’s apparent that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has his reservations about his current left-back choices.
Although Marcos Alonso has started in the past two games, but it’s likely because the left-back suits the back-three system rather than because he cemented his spot.
Lampard has often opted to shift Cesar Azpilicueta to the left-back position in his preferred 4-3-3 formation, ahead of Alonso and Emerson Palmieri, with Reece James playing on the other side of the pitch.
Chelsea would like to bring in a new left-back, and according to a report from the Mirror, Chilwell will have a conversation with Leicester manager Rodgers this week.
The report claimed that Chilwell has not come to the decision because Leicester missed out on the Champions League spot, but because he sees his long-term future; for the next five-six years, at Chelsea.
His desire to nail down the England left-back spot going into next summer’s rescheduled Euros also played a part in the decision, the report added.
However, given Chilwell is under contract until 2024, Leicester will have the final say and Chelsea would likely still have to dig deep to persuade them to part with the fullback.
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