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Breaking: Chelsea confirms signing Ben Chilwell


Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester in a £50million deal.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have been keen to recruit another left back this summer and identified the 23-year-old as their primary target for that position.

Chilwell’s arrival on a five-year deal comes during a remarkable summer of spending which has also seen both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech snapped up, with German starlet Kai Havertz closing on a switch to join them.

Chilwell has penned a long-term contact at Stamford Bridge and will become a crucial part of Frank Lampard’s attempts to push for silverware next season.

The 23-year-old had missed the final five games of the last campaign with a heel problem, but his new club are believed to have held no long-term concerns over the setback.

His contract with Leicester was set to run until 2024, but it is believed the England international was keen to make the switch to west London and he has got his wish.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has previously insisted that Chilwell was not for sale, yet privately the club never ruled out allowing him to leave.

The defender’s departure will certainly represent a sizeable profit for Leicester on a player they developed through their academy system.

Chilwell still had plenty of time remaining on his deal at the King Power and also has 11 England caps to his name, meaning Leicester were in a strong negotiating position.

The club have also proven themselves difficult negotiators in the past, as demonstrated during Harry Maguire’s move to Manchester United last summer.

Chelsea are attempting to bridge the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City at the Premier League summit and have laid out a remarkable statement of intent with their business.

The Blues narrowly pipped Leicester to a Champions League place on an action-packed final day of the 2019/20 campaign, forcing their rivals to settle for a spot in the Europa League, and have now sealed the deal for one of their prized assets.


And their activity in the market shows no signs of slowing down, with Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr expected to arrive in the near future in what may prove to be an eye-watering £231m overall splurge.

On making the move to Stamford Bridge, Chilwell said: “I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.”

It is Chelsea’s first defensive signing of the window, after spending vast sums of money on Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Kai Havertz is also expected to complete a €100m move to Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks.

Chilwell will hope to play alongside Thiago Silva in Chelsea’s backline. The Brazilian veteran’s contract at PSG has just expired and he is expected to join Chelsea for free on a two year contract in this transfer window.

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11:20. According to NobleSports, Chelsea have stepped up negotiations with Leicester City over Ben Chilwell. However, NS are reporting that Manchester City are also interested in the left-back.

10:42. NobleSports are reporting that Andrea Pirlo will give youth a chance at Juventus, specifically Luca Zanimacchia, Gianluca Frabotta, Daouda Peeters, Nicolo Fagioli and Hans Nicolussi Caviglia.

10:00. Gonzalo Higuain’s father has told Planeta 947 that it’s not true that Juventus don’t want the striker. He could, therefore, continue in Turin, where he is due to earn 18m euros this season.

09:40. Atletico Madrid are planning for next season and Napoli’s Allan Loureiro is a potential target. Atleti would be willing to offer around 40m euros for the midfielder.

08:42. Manchester United failed to meet Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho deadline, but English pundit Danny Murphy has said that the transfer could still happen if the player wants it. NobleSports are also reporting that United are still hopeful of signing the player this summer.

08:24. Eric Garcia was asked about his contract situation after Manchester City’s Champions League elimination on Saturday night, but said that it wasn’t the right time to discuss it. He has been linked with a return to Barcelona.

08:00. Manchester City believe they’re in pole position to sign Lionel Messi, but it will all depend on whether or not the Argentine does want to leave Barcelona. According to NS, City will do whatever is necessary to sign him. Even though his release clause is 700m euros, the British media are reporting that Barcelona may need money to fund their squad overhaul and may be willing to negotiate a fee.

07:45. Good morning and welcome along to this Sunday’s transfer blog. Here, we’ll have news of the latest completed deals and the most intriguing rumours.

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Ben Chilwell plans to tell Leicester that he wants to quit for Chelsea.

Frank Lampard is keen to add England left-back Chilwell to his squad at Stamford Bridge next season.

The 23-year-old has been at Leicester since aged 12 and is under contract until 2024.


But the Daily Mirror claims the defender sees his long-term future at Chelsea.

Leicester’s hopes of keeping Chilwell this summer were hit by their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

The 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday concluded a disappointing final few weeks of the season for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Though Leicester seemingly have a fight on their hands to keep their star left back, manager Rodgers has been insistent that he is not for sale.

‘He’s not a player we want to lose. I’m quite relaxed on it. I’m not worried at all,’ Rodgers said.


‘We’ve got a fantastic squad that we want to keep together so I don’t worry.

‘You can spin it whichever way you want. There is no intention to sell Ben Chilwell and there is absolutely no need for us to sell Ben Chilwell. If you want a message, the message is he’s not for sale.’

Chilwell actually missed the last five games of the campaign due to a heel injury picked up in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on July 4.

The Foxes won only one of those matches and after previously having had a 14-point lead to fifth in the Premier League, Leicester will have to make do with Europa League football next season after a poor post-lockdown period.

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