Man City ‘set to battle’ Chelsea for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell
Manchester City have reportedly joined Chelsea in the race to sign Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is believed to have identified the England international as a top priority this summer.
After already sealing deals for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, the club are keen to reinforce their squad even further.
But they may now have to compete with Premier League champions City, with boss Pep Guardiola weighing up his defensive options.
City have been linked with Chilwell before after having struggled in the left-back position in recent times.
With first choice Benjamin Mendy having been out injured on and off for the last couple of seasons, Guardiola is looking at other options.
And the Telegraph claim the Spaniard could now go for the Foxes man and consider moving Oleksandr Zinchenko into midfield.
However, Leicester are said to value Chilwell higher than they did Harry Maguire, who was sold to Manchester United for £80million last summer.
They want around £85m for their academy product, although reports have suggested that Chelsea believe the coronavirus crisis will help lower his price-tag this summer.
The report goes on to suggest that while City are often reluctant to make record-breaking deals like their rivals, they would be willing to compete in the market for Chilwell.
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers may feel that the money could be used elsewhere but he has been looking at other options at left-back to replace him.
Recent reports suggest the former Liverpool boss is keen on bringing in Kieran Tierney from Arsenal, despite him only just moving to the Emirates.
The Scot joined last summer from Celtic but has struggled through injury for most of his first term with the Gunners.
Leicester will not be pressured into cashing in on Chilwell, who has another four years to run on his current deal.
However, the player is thought to be keen on a big-money move to Chelsea, while he would surely consider joining City, too.