Frank Lampard ready to replace two Chelsea stars as Blues battle Man United for £50m transfer

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is reportedly ready to axe two of his left-backs and pursue the transfer of Leicester City star Ben Chilwell to fill that role.

The 22-year-old has been a star performer for the Foxes of late and seems like a player who could make his way to a bigger club before too long.

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Chelsea are being linked strongly with Chilwell now as 90min claim the Blues don’t see current left-backs Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri in their long-term plans.

This is not the first time the England international has been mentioned as a target for the west Londoners, with the Sun also linking him with the club and stating he’d likely cost around £50million.

Another report from the Sun has also linked Chilwell with Manchester United, who could also do with an upgrade on the inconsistent and injury-prone Luke Shaw.

Chelsea transfer target Ben Chilwell in action for Leicester City

Chelsea, however, arguably have two fine players in Alonso and Emerson and could perhaps do with giving them more of a chance, particularly the latter, who has improved a lot this season.

Alonso, meanwhile, also showed he can still be important for CFC with the winning goal against Newcastle at the weekend.

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