Chelsea FC lead the race to sign 22-year-old defender – report

Chelsea FC are planning to sign Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell if their transfer ban is overturned, according to a report

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Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Chelsea FC are leading the race to sign Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, according to a report in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Chelsea FC have lined up Chilwell as a potential candidate to improve their options at left-back.

The same article states that the west London side will make a push to sign the England international in the January transfer window dependant on whether they’re still serving their two-window transfer ban or not.

According to the same story, Chelsea FC are in pole position to sign Chilwell after defending champions Manchester City ended their interest in the 22-year-old full-back.

The Daily Mail go on to report that the Leicester youth graduate has a contract with the one-time Premier League champions that will run until 2024.

Chelsea FC have made a promising start under Frank Lampard after the club legend replaced Maurizio Sarri in the Blues hot-seat in July.

Lampard has placed his faith in young English talent so far this season, giving the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori a chance to shine.

Chelsea FC have won three of their last four Premier League games, losing 2-1 to Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are 10 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC.

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