Ben Chilwell ‘to tell Leicester he wants to leave and join Chelsea’ as England full-back sees long term future at Stamford Bridge
- Leicester missed out on Champions League football after losing to Man United
- The Foxes now have a fight on their hands to keep hold of left back Chilwell
- Frank Lampard is keen to add the defender to his squad at Stamford Bridge
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.
Left back Ben Chilwell plans to tell Leicester that he wants to quit for Chelsea
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.
Chilwell last played against Crystal Palace on July 4 as he missed the last five matches
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.
Frank Lampard is keen to add England left-back Chilwell to his squad at Stamford Bridge
‘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.