Chelsea to follow up £54m Werner deal with another big transfer

Joe Williams
Ben Chilwell Leicester City Chelsea

Chelsea will follow up their deal for Timo Werner with a transfer bid for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, according to reports.

Several reports on Thursday have claimed that the Germany international has agreed personal terms on a £200,000-a-week contract with Chelsea as he looks set to move to west London.

The Blues have already wrapped up a deal for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech, who will join this summer for £37m, and now Werner is set to leave RB Leipzig with Chelsea reportedly prepared to pay his £54m release clause.

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And now Goal claims that ‘Chelsea are actively working towards securing the signing of’ Chilwell from Leicester with the left-back ‘being pursued with the same energy as their latest two signings’.

The Foxes ‘haven’t put a price tag on their key asset’ which is likely to lead to more ‘complicated’ talks than those with Werner and Ziyech as both players had release clauses.

Leicester and Chelsea are both well-placed to finish in the Champions League spot this season but if the Blues were to fail to qualify then that could make a deal harder.


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