Report: Leicester's Ben Chilwell prefers move to Liverpool ahead of Arsenal

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Chilwell has long been linked with a permanent move away from Leicester City.

Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell's future has been the subject of a lot of speculation of late, with Premier League rivals such as Arsenal and Liverpool both linked with a move for the 19-year-old.

According to a report from Goal, Chilwell's preferred destination would be a move to Anfield in the summer.

The left-back has been spending much of the second half of this season on loan at Huddersfield Town in the Championship under the management of David Wagner - who is also a close friend of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool reportedly feel that a fee of around £8 million, plus add-ons could be enough to get a deal for the teenager over the line. Arsenal are said to have had a £3.5 million bid rejected last summer. 

The left-back position certainly looks like one that Liverpool have wanted to address this season. Alberto Moreno is current first choice left-back at Anfield and while there is cover for the Spaniard, it has come through right-backs playing out of position, or from the inexperienced Brad Smith - whose latest display for the Reds saw him sent off for two bookable offences during the weekend's defeat to Swansea City. 

But there is one other factor to consider, and that is from the newly crowned Premier League champions' point of view - in that following their successful campaign comes the Champions League next season, and more games for the Foxes to play. 

If Chilwell were to return to the King Power Stadium, he could get his opportunities, although he would find it a little harder getting in ahead of Christian Fuchs. But more games and demands are likely to lead to more opportunities.

Having said that, it could well be the same at Anfield next season if the Reds were to win the Europa League. 

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