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Ben Chilwell to Chelsea latest: Transfer prioritised, Frank Lampard stance, Man United interest

Clubs have hours to seal last-minute January deals.

Chelsea are yet to open their chequebook this month, but Frank Lampard showed signs of frustration at the transfer activity so far after the FA Cup win over Hull City last weekend.

One player who has been heavily linked is Leicester and England full-back Ben Chilwell, although a January move now looks unlikely, reports suggest that he could be a main target going into the summer window.

So, what is the latest on the Foxes’ defender’s future? Take a look at the roundup below.

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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…

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