Chelsea leading race to sign Leicester City defender

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Chelsea are leading the race to sign Leicester City left-back left-back Ben Chilwell,  according to Daily Mail.

The Blues are currently unable to sign players due to a transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA but Chelsea are hoping to be cleared to make signings again in January.

Premier League rivals Manchester City were previously interested in signing the 22 year old left-back but reportedly had a change of heart over spending big on a left-back so they could divert funds elsewhere, clearing the way for Chelsea to move for Chilwell.

The signing of Chilwell will put the future of Marcos Alonso at Chelsea in doubt with Emerson Palmieri appearing to be Frank Lampard’s first choice left-back at the moment.

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