Report: Leicester City battling Everton among others for Chelsea’s Reece James

Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring from Luke McCormick's corner during  the Chelsea v Derby County Premier League 2 Match  at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2017 in London, England.

Everton, Leicester City and Manchester United are among the clubs reportedly interested in Chelsea defender Reece James.

Preston North End's Daniel Johnson holds off Wigan Athletic's Reece James during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Preston North End at DW Stadium on April 22, 2019...

According to The Sun, Everton are facing competition from Manchester United and Leicester City for Chelsea defender Reece James.

The British tabloid has claimed that Everton, Leicester and United are interested in securing the services of James in the summer transfer window.

 

The 19-year-old full-back, who spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Wigan Athletic in the Championship from Premier League club Everton, is reported to be rated at £15 million.

The Sun has credited Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Burnley with interest in the England Under-20 international full-back.

Jack Clarke of Leeds United and Reece James of Wigan Athletic compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship between Leeds United and Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on April 19, 2019...

Advantage Leicester City?

Leicester may have an advantage in the race for James due to the presence of Brendan Rodgers as their manager.

The former Liverpool manager worked as a coach at Chelsea, and his connections at the London club could give him an edge over the likes of Everton, Palace and Bournemouth.

Moreover, Chelsea may not be willing to sell James to Manchester United, their direct rivals for a place in top four of the Premier League.

Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring from Luke McCormick's corner during  the Chelsea v Derby County Premier League 2 Match  at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2017 in London, England.

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