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Chelsea face competition for Chilwell

Chelsea will face intense competition if they want to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

The Stamford Bridge club, despite the broader financial crisis facing football, have begun to splash the cash, agreeing to meet the release clause of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, to add to the signature of Hakim Ziyech, whose move from Ajax was agreed back in February.

And England international Chilwell is the next man on Frank Lampard’s wish list, although there could be major problem over valuation, with Leicester wanting more than the £80 million they received last summer when they sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United.

Nor is that the only problem facing the West London club, with four other Premier League clubs and two continental sides also interested in signing the left-back.

Leicester have not given up hope that they can hold on to Chilwell, especially if they are able to tempt him with Champions League football next season. The East Midlands side were third in the Premier League table when the season was suspended.

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