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Chelsea leading the race to sign Leicester City star?

Chelsea leading the race to sign Leicester City star?


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Ben Chilwell news

Chilwell to Chelsea in January?


Chelsea are deemed to be leading the race to sign defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester City when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The Blues are presently banned from signing any players until July 1 but they are hopeful of reducing the punishment by six months after their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

According to The Mail, both United and Chelsea are looking into signing a new left-sided defender but the latter are leading the race to sign the England international.

Emerson and Marcos Alonso have been the preferred picks for the left-back role under Frank Lampard this term and the former has regularly got the nod for the starting XI.

Still, Lampard is understood to be eyeing a more attack-minded left-back, who can also be effective in the defence and Chilwell has been identified as the top target.

Leicester City have generally turned down the opportunity to cash in on their star players at the midway stage of the campaign and it remains to be seen whether they are tempted to sanction Chilwell’s sale, should the right offer come by.





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Chelsea defender Reece James suffers ankle injury

Chelsea defender Reece James suffers ankle injury


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Reece James news

James suffers minor ankle concern


Chelsea defender Reece James has reportedly withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad after suffering a minor recurrence of the ankle problem picked up during the summer.

The teenager returned from a lengthy ankle injury last month to make his Blues debut against Grimsby Town in the League Cup and he managed to impress with a goal and an assist.

According to Goal.com, James has sustained an ankle concern in training with the Young Lions and he has been sent back to the Blues’ Cobham base for further treatment.

However, the setback does not appear serious and he could return to regular training ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash against Newcastle United next weekend.

James has been touted by the fans as the future right-back of the club but manager Frank Lampard has so far resisted the prospect of starting him ahead of club-captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Chelsea are presently behind fourth-placed Leicester City on goal difference. They have the opportunity to win their fifth game on the bounce across all competitions when Newcastle visit the Bridge.





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Manchester United to launch official bid for Portuguese defender?

Manchester United to launch official bid for Portuguese defender?


Ruben Dias news

United eyeing winter move for Dias?


Manchester United are reportedly planning an approach to sign Benfica’s Ruben Dias when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The Red Devils landed the services of Harry Maguire from Leicester City in a deal worth £80m last summer and the Englishman has already cemented his place as a regular at the heart of the defence.

Still, it appears that the club are aiming to add more quality in the central defensive deparment and Record claims that they may come up with an approach for Dias in January.

Dias currently has a £59m release clause on his contract with Benfica but reports have emerged that the Portuguese giants will renew his deal in the coming weeks to increase that value to £79m.

Victor Lindelof and Axel Tuanzebe have partnered Maguire in central defence this term and it seems that the Red Devils are still searching for a long-term partner for the England international. 





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