Chelsea reportedly on verge of closing Chilwell deal after Leicester defender ‘packs up’ belongings
Word is spreading across social media like wildfire this evening that Chelsea are on the verge of securing the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
— LCFC HQ (@LCFCHQ) August 14, 2020
The last couple of months have of course seen rumours rampant in the press that Chelsea are keen on Chilwell’s signing.
The capital giants have already reinforced their frontline with the respective additions of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, with Bayer Leverkusen sensation Kai Havertz also hotly tipped to link up with Frank Lampard’s squad.
As such, the widespread assumption is that the focus at Stamford Bridge will soon switch to adding new faces at the back.
Chelsea’s defence proved their undoubted weak point this past season, with the Pensioners having conceded a hefty 54 Premier League goals, more than any of the English top-flight’s other top-10 sides.
The disappointing form of both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri saw Frank Lampard often forced into utilising Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back, making a swoop for a proven Premier League left-full (of Chilwell’s ilk) this summer a priority on the southwest of London.
Apparently Chilwell packed up his stuff at training ground today.
Medical at Chelsea next couple of days.
— Sam Martin (@SmuelMartinFPL) August 14, 2020
And, as outlined above, if the latest speculation stemming from social media tonight is to be believed, then Frank Lampard looks set to get his man.
As first reported by Sam Martin, regarded as reliable amongst Leicester City’s fans, Ben Chilwell gathered together his belongings at the Foxes’ training ground earlier today.
This comes ahead of an imminent medical at Chelsea:
After since being drawn on the major claims, meanwhile, Chelsea reporter Simon Phillips has also gone on to suggest that Chilwell looks set for Stamford Bridge
He’s always been the main target for Chelsea. Let’s see if they’ll complete the agremeent with Leicester – they’re in contact
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 14, 2020
Havertz still due to join soon his currently having a holiday.
Chilwell Agreements sorted in principle. Medical due in a few days.
Declan Rice main CB Target. West Ham want to keep but with a good price they’ll accept due to still needing pay off a few installments.
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