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Ben Chilwell ‘tells Brendan Rodgers he wants Chelsea transfer’ as Blues eye £85m swoop for Leicester star

BEN CHILWELL has reportedly told Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers he wants to join Chelsea.

The Blues have been linked with an £85million swoop for the left-back this summer.

And their hopes may have been boosted by the player himself.

According to The Transfer Window Podcast, Chilwell has discussed his future with his manager at the King Power Stadium.

He has also admitted a move to Chelsea would interest him should any offer be forthcoming.

Blues boss Frank Lampard desperately wants to bring a new left-back to Stamford Bridge to strengthen his backline.

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He has long-been linked with Chilwell and Porto's Alex Telles after failing to be convinced by Marcos Alonso, Emerson and Cesar Azpilicueta, who has deputised in his unnatural position several times.

Leicester are loath to lose one of their biggest talents, and that could mean Lampard’s outfit end up forking out three times the fee they were willing to pay for Telles.

Chilwell, 23, came through the Leicester academy and replaced Christian Fuchs as the first-choice left-back at the King Power.

Over the past year, his performances meant Gareth Southgate made him among his favoured left-backs in the Three Lions set up.

There was plenty of transfer interest in him last year with Manchester City linked with a move for the defender.

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