Chelsea’s next step is Ben Chilwell. This is Chelsea’s plan for the star left-back

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Slowly but steady, Chelsea are gradually building a strong team for next season.

In February, the Blues confirmed the deal for Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, and just recently, the Blues have broken news of triggering the release clause of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has now signed two players in two key areas that the team needed to be strengthened.

With the departure of Eden Hazard, Chelsea needed a goalscoring and creative winger, and the Blues have also not been able to a top striker since the departure of Diego Costa.

Another key area Lampard is targeting ahead of next season is the left-back position, and the Blues boss hasn’t given up hopes on his number one left-back target Ben Chilwell.

According to The Telegraph, Leicester bosses are unwilling to sell their highly rated left-back on the cheap, and the King Power bosses are also unwilling to set a price at which they’d sell the 23-year-old defender and it’s thought it would take a figure close to the £85m that Manchester United coughed up to sign Harry Maguire to convince them to part ways.

Leicester City are believed to be hard bargainers and have realised more than £170m from the sale of just three players – N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Harry Maguire.

Leicester are in a good place financially and will try to see how much they can get from Chelsea if the Blues remain adamant that they will sign the left-back.

Meanwhile Chelsea fans have moved to appreciate Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia after the Blues chief has moved to capture the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

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