Ben Chilwell to Chelsea: Timeframe for deal set, Leicester identify replacement, Lampard hint

With the transfer window open and Chelsea’s transfer ban reduced, one of many players most fans would love to see at Stamford Bridge is Leicester’s Ben Chilwell.

Left-back is one position in which Blues head coach Frank Lampard could look to bolstering as soon as possible.

But is a move for Chilwell realistic in January or in the summer window?

With that said, here’s what we know about the Ben Chilwell to Chelsea transfer rumour.

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New contract

If the Foxes do decide to cash in on Chilwell they will certainly pocket a handsome transfer fee.

This is because they tied the left-back down to a new contract as recently as October of last year.

Simply put, City will be in a strong negotiation position if and when the time comes to sell Chilwell, who spoke positively about his future at the King Power Stadium upon signing his new deal.

Ben Chilwell of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium
(Image: Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

“Leicester’s always felt like the right place for me. I’ve had fantastic support at every level since I arrived nine years ago and I’ve always felt opportunities would come if I continued to work hard,” he said .

“That’s a great feeling to have as a young player.

“The Club has really big, long-term plans and it’s really exciting to know that I’m going to be part of that.”

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Lampard’s ‘£150m January kitty’

As mentioned above, it will likely take a heft sum to lure Chilwell away from Leicester.

Luckily, Lampard is set to be backed with funds.

The Telegraph claim Chelsea’s hierarchy have allotted set aside a £150m transfer budget to make up for lost time in the summer window.

(Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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