Manchester United “in pole position for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, Manchester City and Chelsea also fighting for a £ 60m defender”
- Manchester United is in pole position to sign Leicester left back Ben Chilwell
- Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested in the £ 60m Foxes defender
- Ben Chilwell’s current deal at King Power Stadium will end in 2024
Manchester United are ready to fight with rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for Leicester City’s left back Ben Chilwell.
The Foxes defender has become a major target for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in this transfer window to come up with many top clubs interested in the £ 60m left back.
United’s move will cast doubt on the future of their left-back Luke Shaw at the club, according to the Sun.
Manchester ready to fight with Manchester City and Chelsea for Ben Chilwell
Leicester City left-back is at the top of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer wish list this summer
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard thought he was in pole position to sign Chilwell as part of his summer trip which has already seen Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech agree to join Stamford Bridge.
Lampard is still moving more deadweight to sign Chilwell, with Inter Milan still signing a £ 15m deal for Emerson Palmieri.
Manchester City are also considering signing the Leicester City man as they seek a replacement for Benjamin Mendy – who has struggled to settle in Etihad with several injury problems.
Pep Guardiola hopes to strengthen his back line this summer, after noticing how much his team misses former captain Vincent Kompany.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has tried to sign left-back as he seeks strength
Man City boss Pep Guardiola is also interested in Chilwell as a replacement for Benjamin Mendy
Losing Chilwell would be a blow to Leicester City as they try to get closer to Champions League football next season.
It is not known if qualifying for the competition would improve their chances of retaining their left star.
Chilwell graduated from Foxes Academy and has made 123 appearances for the Midlands-based club.
His current King Power contract runs until 2024, with the possibility of following in the footsteps of former Leicester defender and now Manchester United captain Harry Maguire.