Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell has reportedly completed his Chelsea medical ahead of a summer move to the Stamford Bridge.
The England international is set to sign a long-term contract worth £150,000-per-week after the Blues agreed to pay Leicester City £50million for his signature this summer.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard is in the market for a new left-back as doubt continue over Emerson Palmeri and Marcos Alonso is expected to secure a move back to Italy after failing to establish himself in west London.
Chilwell, 23, has been widely touted as Chelsea’s main target but the Stamford Bridge outfit began to looks at alternative after Leicester demanded a whopping £90million for the England international.
However, the Foxes stance appears to have softened significantly in recent days and according To The Athletic, claims that Chelsea are now closing-in on a £50million deal.
It adds that Chilwell is expected to sign a five-year contract worth around £150,000-a-week and the two clubs are now putting the finishing touches of the agreement before an official announcement is made.
The reports furthermore stated, Chilwell has already undertaken an initial medical check in London as Chelsea wanted assurances over his ankle injury but the player is expected to have a full medical this weekend.
The 23-year-old will become Chelsea’s third major signing of the summer following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Chilwell has developed into one of the best full-back in the English Premier League over the past two years and is full England international having been handed his debut by Gareth Southgate.
He will be a huge upgrade on Emerson and Alonso at left-back so this is a major signing for Chelsea as Frank Lampard looks to build a squad of completing for major honours again next season.
The Blues are also in market for a new centre-back with PSG skipper Thiago Silva has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge while while widespread reports suggest Chelsea are still locked in talks with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Kai Havertz.
If they could get these three proposed deals over the line then Frank Lampard should be very pleased with his summer transfer business and Chelsea will be looking in great shape heading into the new campaign.