Rodgers admits his fear that Chelsea may snap up Chilwell

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When Chelsea come for your player, you definitely have to be worried, and that might be the state of Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

Chelsea have snapped up two big deals ahead of next season, with the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

Another big player on Lampard’s list is Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. The Foxes are reluctant to sell, and are also holding out for a massive fee.

Meanwhile, Rodgers has now admitted that although he’d like to keep Chilwell, the 23-year-old might as well chase a bigger project.

“All you can ever do is create an environment where players will feel they can improve and develop, and enjoy their football,” Rodgers said as quoted by the Guardian. “But I also recognise players may well look beyond Leicester City.

“I’ve never felt that with Ben. He’s a huge talent and for me he can be one of the world’s best left-backs. He’s understanding here what it takes every single day, not just on a game day, and what it takes to be an elite player in terms of lifestyle and professionalism.

“I can only see him getting better and he can get that here at Leicester, of course. I think he’s shown that, particularly this season. I can say that, but of course, players and agents may well have other ambitions for players. That’s not something you can always control.

“I’m always pretty relaxed on it. We had this last summer with Harry Maguire, and with really open communication. He knew what we were creating here, he knew the work that we were doing, but of course he’s got the lure to go to one of the biggest clubs in the world. He decided he wanted to go and the club rightly made that sale so they could get the money that they wanted. But at this moment in time it’s not something with Ben that we’re considering.”

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