Chelsea plan to sign Chilwell after £54m Werner deal

The Blues stunned the football world with their intent to trigger the buyout clause of one of the game’s hottest forwards and now plan left-back raid

Chelsea are actively working towards securing the signing of Leicester Cutt left-back Ben Chilwell after meeting Timo Werner’s £54 million release clause at RB Leizig.

Neither Liverpool nor Manchester United were willing to pay that sum for the 24-year-old forward, allowing the Blues to close in on their second signing ahead of next season.

Manager Frank Lampard and defender Antonio Rudiger both spoke to Werner directly before he agreed on a move to Stamford Bridge and his agent Karlheinz Forster instructed Leipzig’s chiefs that his client was ready to move to west London at the end of the season.

After February’s £37m (€40m/$46m) deal for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech, the Blues’ spending is now up to a combined £91m ($114m) but it was learnt that Chilwell is being pursued with the same energy as their latest two signings.

Unlike the deals for Werner and Ziyech, Chilwell’s deal is complicated sure to the absence of a release clause. Therefore, the club need to negotiate a fee with Leicester in order to bring him to Stamford Bridge next season.

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