Leicester may try to sign Kieran Tierney as Ben Chilwell is keen on moving to Chelsea

Leicester’s Ben Chilwell & Chelsea

Earlier in the week, the Athletic reported that Chelsea will try to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City before the start of next season.

Frank Lampard has rotated between Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmeiri at left-back this season. Even Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that slot on occasion.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s Chilwell has impressed playing 23 times for the Foxes in the Premier League. He’s scored twice and chipped in with three assists.

23-year-old Chilwell is under contract at the King Power Stadium until 2024, while the Athletic revealed he’s Chelsea’s “first choice target”.

Yet, signing Chiwell from the King Power won’t be easy. Readers were told:

Chilwell will not be cheap as his current contract still has four years left to run. There were suggestions earlier this year that the England international was valued by Leicester at £85 million but Chelsea think the impact of the virus will help lower the fee.

On Wednesday, in the latest edition of the Transfer Window Podcast, the Chelsea-Chilwell story is given the seal of approval by reporters Duncan Castles and Ian McGarry.

They confirmed that Chelsea’s interest in Chilwell is “concrete” and, perhaps more importantly, it’s claimed that the left-back is keen on moving to Stamford Bridge.


LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen White – CameraSport/Getty Images)

Why Ben Chilwell is keen on moving to Chelsea

Reporter Ian McGarry has claimed that Chilwell has already “explained his situation” to manager Brendan Rodgers, in a sign that he’s “very attracted” to completing a move to Chelsea.

But why would Chilwell want to leave the Foxes for the Pensioners?

Leicester are 3rd in the Premier League on 53 points, while Chelsea are 5 points behind them in 4th.

Ian McGarry claimed that one of the reasons Chilwell is keen on the switch to Chelsea is because Ashley Cole has been convincing the Blues to make a move for him.

Cole is a youth coach at Chelsea, while he’s previously spoken openly about his admiration for Chilwell.

 

Leicester may try to sign Kieran Tierney

So will Chilwell actually leave Leicester?

According to the Transfer Window Podcast, while the Foxes would like to retain their left-back, they are being “pragmatic” about the likelihood of a sale.

In reaction, Leicester are now considering making a move to sign Kieran Tierney from Arsenal.

Of course, Tierney used to play for Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.

 

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It’s been a horrible first season for Tierney at Arsenal. The Scottish international has been reduced to only 5 Premier League appearances in his debut season with the Gunners due to injury problems.

Arsenal signed Tierney in a 25 million pound deal last summer. The defender is under contract until 2024.

Would the Gunners consider selling him just 12-months later?

 

Listen to the Transfer Window Podcast

The Leicester, Chelsea, Chilwell, Tierney conversation kicks in after 26 minutes.

 

Also see: At least 37 Covid-19 deaths linked to Manchester United vs Man City.

UK government claim that Liverpool vs Atletico was ‘low risk’ was an assumption made without any scientific basis.


This article was edited by Ben Green.

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