Manchester United have reportedly moved ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for £60million-rated Ben Chilwell.

The Leicester left-back is on Chelsea's radar with Frank Lampard looking to add more quality this summer, having already signed striker Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech for a combined £89m.

City are also keen on England ace Chilwell as Pep Guardiola strengthens his defence, with current left-back Benjamin Mendy having failed to fully convince.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United have now taken pole position in the race for Chilwell's signature, according to The Sun.

The publication reports that 23-year-old Chilwell is one of Solskjaer's top targets this summer as he bids to turn his Champions League-chasing side into title contenders.

Leicester will be desperate to hold on to Ben Chilwell in the face of interest from United, Chelsea and City

If United land Chilwell it will cast doubt over the future of his fellow England left-back Luke Shaw, whose place in the team has come under threat this season from youngster Brandon Williams.

Chelsea boss Lampard thought he had Chilwell lined up for a move to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.

The manager will oversee a revamp of his squad this summer, and left-back Emerson Palmieri is one of those who could be shipping out, with Inter Milan showing interest in a potential £15m move.

At City, Guardiola's top priority is a centre-back to replace Vincent Kompany, who left the club a year ago.

Chilwell would be reunited with Harry Maguire if he joins United

However, the Catalan also needs a new left-back, with Mendy having struggled for fitness and form despite showing glimpses of his ability.

Guardiola has often used Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back, having converted the 23-year-old from a midfielder.

But Chilwell would be a step up - a specialist of the kind of quality City need to boost their vulnerable rearguard.

However, the Sun claims the favourites to land Chilwell are United, who could reunite him with his former Leicester defensive colleague Harry Maguire.

Brendan Rodgers' Foxes are aiming for Champions League qualification and will be desperate to hold on to one of their most prized assets.

If Chilwell is to leave, Leicester are likely play hardball over a fee. They did the same with Maguire a year ago, eventually trousering £80m - a world record for a defender.

With the player potentially facing a choice of suitors, one factor that may help to sway his decision will be Champions League football.

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Manchester City, Chelsea and his current club Leicester are all currently in the top four - although Guardiola's side are awaiting a decision on Monday on their appeal against a two-year European ban.

United are currently fifth - which will be enough for a Champions League place if City's ban is upheld - although they are only a point behind fourth-placed Leicester.

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