Frank Lampard has been told he would be making a shrewd move by signing Ben Chilwell for Chelsea this summer.
Chilwell is on Chelsea’s shopping list as Roman Abramovich embarks on a massive summer spree. Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have already been brought in, with the German confirmed on Thursday.
Now the Russian has his eyes on five more big names – and Chilwell appears top of the list.
Chelsea, however, have been told it will cost £75m to sign the England left-back and that Leicester are prepared to stand their ground.
The Foxes employed a similar tactic last summer when selling Harry Maguire to Manchester United – and Brendan Rodgers remains totally calm.
“There’s no need to comment on it. He’s come back, he looks fantastic,” Rodgers said. “He’s come back refreshed and in everything he’s done he’s looked exceptional.”
Asked again about his future, Rodgers added: “We’re relaxed on it. It’s a sequence the club is used to no. When you have a talented group of players they’re going to make the headlines. But I’m pretty relaxed on it.”
However, Joe Cole is convinced Lampard will land his man. The former Bridge favourite is also convinced that Chilwell would shine under the Chelsea boss’ guidance.
“Similar to Werner, he fits the ethos – he is young, he’s hungry, he’s explosive and athletic,” Cole told BT Sport.