Leicester ‘eye Chilwell replacement’ amid Man City speculation and more rumours

Leicester City are eyeing Vitesse Arnhem defender Max Clark as a potential replacement for Ben Chillwell amid speculation he could move to Manchester City this summer, according to reports.

City have finally seen their grip on the Premier League title slip this season as Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions following their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

Both of Chelsea’s goals came as a result of defensive mishaps, with the first being particularly bad following two mistakes in quick succession from Benjamin Mendy.

It was a microcosm of the Blues’ season as they have struggled at the back, with left-back being one of the problem areas. City opted against spending big on a new left-back last summer following the emergence of Aleks Zinchenko and the willingness to give Mendy another chance.

Instead Angelino was brought back on a cut-price deal but it soon backfired with the Spaniard being loaned out after just 12 appearances, while Mendy and Zinchenko have struggled with injuries.

As a result, City are being heavily linked with a number of left-backs and Leicester’s Chilwell, who they were interested in last summer, is one of them.

Chelsea are also said to be making a move for the 23-year-old and, according to the Daily Mirror, the Foxes are considering a bargain move for Clark in preparation of losing Chilwell.

Meanwhile, City are once again being linked with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The centre of defence has also been a big problem for City this season so it’s of little surprise that Pep Guardiola is being touted to improve the heart of his back-line as well.

According to CalcioMercato, via SportWitness, Guardiola is a long-term admirer of Koulibaly and City are set to push to sign him this summer.

However, it’s claimed that the Senegal international would cost £91.3million which, considering City decided against spending £80million on Harry Maguire last summer, would appear too high for them.



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