Tottenham open talks over beating Chelsea to potential £40million transfer

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Tottenham have reportedly made first contact over a potential transfer deal for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.

According to Todo Fichajes, the England international has also been a top target for Chelsea, but now Spurs manager Jose Mourinho seems to be pressing for a move as he sees a new signing at left-back as a top priority.

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Chelsea, however, could also undoubtedly do with a quality player like Chilwell in their squad, as the England international would surely be a significant upgrade on the likes of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

Frank Lampard has rotated between those two players this season and could do with a more regular first choice for that role, with full-backs playing an increasingly important role for the best teams in the modern game.

ben chilwell in action for leicester
Ben Chilwell has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham

It would certainly be a big win for Tottenham if they could land Chilwell ahead of Chelsea, with Mourinho needing some signings of his own after a difficult season.

The Portuguese tactician inherited a struggling side from his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino and a signing like this could make all the difference in terms of these teams’ top four hopes next season.

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