How Leicester chiefs reacted to Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell plans following Timo Werner capture
Leicester City chiefs are remaining calm amid Chelsea’s pursuit of left-back Ben Chilwell and are refusing to slap a pricetag on the England international’s head. Chelsea are wrapping up the £53million transfer of Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner and will then turn their full attention to signing Chilwell. Blues boss Frank Lampard is desperate for an upgrate in the left-back role, with Marcos Alonso set to be allowed to move on, and he has made Chilwell his priority target. Chilwell, who has four years remaining on his contract, is believed to have told Brendan Rodgers he is open to a move to Stamford Bridge. TOP ARTICLES 3/5 READ MORE Ray Parlour urges Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to target one key position in transfer window But Leicester bosses are
unwilling to sell him on the cheap, according to The Telegraph. They are unwilling to set a price at which they’d sell the 23-year-old defender and it’s thought it would take a figure close to the £85m that Manchester United coughed up to sign Harry Maguire to convince them to part ways. Lampard is an admirer of Chilwell (Picture: Getty Images) Leicester are in a good place financially but have been willing to sanction big-money deals in the recent past, with Maguire following Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante out the exit door, with the pair joining Manchester City and Chelsea respectively. Those three deals alone, which came since winning the title in 2016, have earned the club more than £170m in transfer fees. MORE: CHELSEA FC How Timo Werner impressed
Frank Lampard during secret meeting Liverpool legend slams club after Timo Werner agrees Chelsea transfer deal Liverpool legend John Barnes reacts to Chelsea’s transfer deal for Timo Werner But they won’t budge easily to add to that total. Chilwell has been a key part of Leicester’s top-four push under Rodgers this season and has been at the club since the age of 12. Rodgers is thought to be keen on signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, if Chilwell is sold. MORE: Timo Werner agreed to join Chelsea over Liverpool after huge contract offer MORE: Why Liverpool pulled out of a deal to sign Chelsea-bound Timo Werner Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.