According to The Mirror, Leicester City star Ben Chilwell will request the Foxes to grant him a move to Chelsea this summer.
The Englishman has been one of Leicester’s most important players since the start of last season. Chilwell, still only 23, is expected to be England’s future and he feels that a move to a bigger club will help boost his chances.
Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Chilwell. Frank Lampard’s side pipped the Foxes to fourth place on the final day of the season which sends the Blues to the Champions League next term.
If Leicester had held onto a top-four place till the end of the campaign, their chances of keeping hold of Chilwell would have been considerably higher, but now that they have missed out, the Englishman could be out very soon.
The report claims that Chilwell will request Leicester to allow him to move to Chelsea this week. As big a blow as this news will be to the Foxes, it was one that everybody saw coming for a while now.
Leicester, however, are under no real pressure to sell him. Chilwell is tied down to a contract till the summer of 2024 which puts the Foxes in a strong position during transfer negotiations.
Chilwell could be Leicester’s next big sale
Rodgers’ side are no strangers to making massive profits on their star players. Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Harry Maguire made the club a lot of money over the last few years and Chilwell is expected to be the next in line.
The current financial climate has dropped down the values of a number of players. Chelsea haven’t been shy in their spending so far this summer but it will be interesting to see how much they are willing to pay for Chilwell.
Talks of a fee of over £50 million have been running around for a while now. Leicester are certainly in a position to demand whatever they want but Chilwell handing in a transfer request could make things a lot easier for Chelsea this summer.