Report: Leicester City identifies two targets as replacements for Ben Chilwell of Chelsea – originally published on Sportslens.com
Leicester City has Robin Gosens of Atalanta and Joe Bryan of Fulham as potential candidates for Ben identifies Chilwell, who is about to join Chelsea.
Chilwell is currently on the sidelines with a heel injury but is expected to join Chelsea after the Foxes struck a deal worth £ 50m.
The Foxes still have Christian Fuchs and Luke Thomas as specialist left-backs, but the former has passed its prime while the latter is inexperienced at the highest levels.
Hence, manager Brendan Rodgers will likely land a replacement for Chilwell and Gosens and Bryan have been identified as potential targets for the East Midlands team.
Gosens had an excellent 2019/2020 season with Atalanta, playing mostly in the position of left full-back. He recorded 10 goals and eight assists from 43 games.
The Italian team currently estimates him at £ 27million, but the Foxes face stiff competition to land him amid the interest of Juventus and Inter Milan.
As a result, Bryan seems to be the alternative option for the foxes. The 26-year-old played for Fulham with a brace in the championship play-off finals but his future remains uncertain.
With the arrival of Antonee Robinson of League One team Wigan Athletic, it is reported that the Cottagers could be ready to authorize his departure for a fee of around £ 15 million.
The Foxes will be in the Europa League group stage for the next season after finishing fifth in the Premier League and Rodgers will be aware of the need for a squad depth
With nearly a month in the summer transfer window the club didn't sign any signatures but Chilwell's exit should give them the means to attract new players.
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