Chelsea ‘front-runners’ to sign Ben Chilwell ‘as early as January’

Chelsea could make an attempt to sign Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell as soon as January, reports The Daily Mail.

The Blues are front-runners in the chase for 22-year old England international and are ahead of potential rivals in their pursuit.

Chelsea are banned from signing players until the summer as things stand, but are awaiting an appeal date from the Court of arbitration for Sport, who could overturn the ban which will allow them to sign players again in January.

Chilwell is a name that has been linked with the club a lot in recent months, and he certainly fits the Frank Lampard profile of a player he would like in his team.

Marcos Alonso could ask to leave if he continues to play second fiddle to Emerson, so Chilwell would be a great replacement to come in and give Emerson direct competition for a starting role.

Two high quality options is what’s needed in the full back area.



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