The Blues are in the top position to sign Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell if the transfer ban sanctioned against them is overturned.
Chelsea are said to have eyed the 22-year-old Chilwell as a potential candidate to help them at the back, specifically at the left-back. This can only come into fruition if and only if the transfer embargo will be reversed to their favour. However, reports say that the west London club will still try to make a push for the young defender regardless if they will serve the two-year ban or not.
Manchester United were originally eyeing the England prospect, but eventually gave up, catapulting Chelsea into the lead to sign the young defender.
The Leicester academy graduate has still five more years to go with his contract. It is said that his contract will run until 2024.
Chelsea have made a great start under new manager Frank Lampard. He replaced Maurizio Sarri in July and have placed most of his trust to younger players. He had placed his faith on Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori. Lampard gave them the opportunities to showcase their talents and prove their worth. The same youngsters were called up by Gareth Southgate to help England in the European Qualifier.
Chelsea FC under Lampard won three of their last four Premier League games, losing only once to Liverpool 2-1 in the opening match at home in Stamford Bridge.