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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Chelsea will go after Chilwell in January
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Chelsea are believed to be interested in signing Leicester's Ben Chilwell in January if their transfer ban is overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
FIFA handed the Blues a two-window ban for a breach of regulations relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18 and the London club have already seen an appeal rejected by the governing body earlier this year. Meanwhile, Chelsea's current appeal to CAS isn't due for a verdict until next month.
It's a situation that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard might have been stressing a little more about if his side hadn't of made such a brilliant start to the season, however, it's believed that the west Londoners are targeting a long-term replacement for Marcos Alonsoat left-back - with Chilwell top of their list.
Both Manchester clubs are also monitoring Chilwell's situation at the King Power, but according to the Evening Standard, the Foxes are confident of keeping the England international until at least the summer. The club value the 22-year-old at around £60m and after tying the full-back down to a long-term deal last October, are in a strong position when it comes to negotiating with other clubs over his transfer.