Lampard identify two alternatives to Ben Chilwell. He’s keen on signing a left-back

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on signing a left-back this summer, having lost faith in Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell is Lampard’s first choice transfer target but with Leicester City demanding for £80 million, Lampard is beginning to look at other alternatives.

According to Metro, Lampard will sign either Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax or Alex Telles of FC Porto if he is unable to sign Chilwell from Leicester City.

Tagliafico and Telles are cheaper options to Chilwell. Telles has impressed in Portugal’s top flight this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 23 Liga NOS starts. Tagliafico has scored five goals in all competitions for Ajax.

One of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri is expected to be sold off this summer and according to reports, Inter Milan have opened talks with Emerson.

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