Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is looking to sign a left-back in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea want to add Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell to their squad this summer as the Blues look to bridge the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League. Frank Lampard believes the England international can be the perfect signing.
The Leicester star is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge with the Foxes resigned to losing the 23-year-old.
With Timo Werner also set to join Chelsea, Chilwell could be another key acquisition as Lampard looks to improve his side.
And former Blues full-back Glen Johnson believes the England international has all the attributes to be as good as Ashley Cole was for them.
“I’ve said many times I am a fan of Chilwell,” Johnson told talkSPORT.
“I like the way he carries himself.”
“You don’t really hear him unless it’s football related which I like, and I think he’s the sort of player Lamps [Lampard] would connect with.
“He’s the sort of out-and-out left-back they haven’t had for a while.
“I know Ashley Cole was irreplaceable, but in terms of a natural, solid left-back, they haven’t had one for a while and I think he’ll do very well.
“Alonso is a fantastic player but I don’t think he’s a solid natural left-back.
“There’s no doubt he is a wonderful footballer but Chilwell is a natural full-back.
“It’s a hefty price tag, there’s no doubting that, but if [Chelsea] can get a deal for him that is reasonable then he’s a player they should try to get.”
Chilwell has been a key player for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester this season as they looks set to finish in the top four.
And the Foxes did want £80million to let him leave for Chelsea – the same amount Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.
But with Chilwell wanting to leave and the coronavirus pandemic, Leicester accept they may have to sell for less.
Chelsea return to Premier League action next Sunday when they take on Aston Villa in the Premier League.
The Blues will look to maintain their position in the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Lampard’s Chelsea currently sit three points ahead of Manchester United but finishing fifth could also see them qualify for Europe’s elite competition.
That would apply if Manchester City’s ban is upheld in the coming weeks.
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