Ben Chilwell faces an interesting summer.
Fresh from what has been an excellent season for Leicester City, the England international should have been playing at Euro 2020.
Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to that and ensures that, instead, he is facing up to a transfer window in which he is likely to be a major player.
Chelsea have long been credited with an interest in snapping Chilwell up and it does appear that the Foxes resolve will be tested in the coming months.
However, the Blues face competition, too, with The Sun now claiming that another club have entered the race, and taken pole position.
The Blues, of course, have signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner ahead of the new season but they could face a serious fight to land the Foxes star.
That’s due to interest from two Premier League giants who are ready to duke it out with Frank Lampard’s men.
Per the report both Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in signing Chilwell, who would cost £60 million in the coming transfer market.
But it is United who have taken the lead in the race as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to build a squad capable of challenging Liverpool and City at the top of next season’s Premier League.
United are said to have overtaken their rivals in the pursuit for the defender and they have done business with Leicester before; snapping up Harry Maguire last summer to boost their defensive ranks.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Chilwell would be a superb signing for United.
They do have Luke Shaw in that role but he has never been able to completely nail down a spot in the starting XI due to his injury woes.
The Foxes defender would be an excellent replacement for Shaw if he could be moved on, and he would also be a perfect mentor for Brandon Williams.
The 19-year-old is an excellent player but he is not yet ready to be a proper first-team starter.News Now - Sport News