Chelsea are on the verge of signing Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell, as reported by multiple sources.
Chelsea are close to an agreement with his club, and the deal is now almost done, as per the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic.
Exclusive: Chelsea close to agreement with Leicester to sign England left-back Ben Chilwell. Deal now almost done. 23yo has undergone medical checks on heel injury in London (around 3 more weeks out), with #CFC kept informed on results @TheAthleticUK #LCFC https://t.co/t2XznKYCDb
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 21, 2020
The deal is expected to be around the £45m-£50m mark, and he has always been a priority of Frank Lampard.
Chilwell has already had a medical at Chelsea and some believe that the deal will be announced early next week.
Chilwell, Thiago Silva
and Havertz. #Chelsea is ready to complete the three transfers early next week. Great players, including Werner and Ziyech.
The deal with #lcfc for #Chilwell is very close (£ 45 + 5 add ons), but before #CFC must sell Emerson (Alonso will stay). @SkySport pic.twitter.com/CtuTf8XY1P
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) August 21, 2020
Chilwell hasn’t always been the most popular choice amongst Chelsea fans, but now might be the time to board the Chilwell train.
Lampard clearly loves and rates him, but so does one of the best left backs to ever have played the game, Ashley Cole.
Cole was speaking about Chilwell back in December, when he was first linked with a move to Chelsea.
As reported by TalkSport, Cole said:
“I would love to see him at Chelsea. He’s doing really, really well at Leicester.
“He’s enjoying the way Brendan plays and his system; he’s got that licence to attack.
“When he’s played for England he’s played well – in his last game he got three assists. He’s shown quality not just on the ball, but one-on-one he can defend and he likes to defend.
“I think he’s quality and I’ve heard he’s a Chelsea fan, too, so I would like…