Barcelona And Atletico Madrid Join £50m Chase For Leicester’s Ben Chilwell

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona want Ben Chilwell for £50million after his stunning England displays.

They have joined Manchester City in the race for the Leicester full-back this summer.

Brendan Rodgers is determined to keep Chilwell, 22, at the King Power but now has Europe’s top clubs chasing him.

Atletico and Barca were both impressed with Chilwell’s performance in the Three Lions win over Spain in Sevilla last October.

Both La Liga giants have tracked his progress in the Premier Leagueand sent representatives to watch him against Czech Republic during the last international break.

Chilwell is now seen as a long-term successor to Filipe Luis, 33, at Atletico, who had veteran Juanfran playing at left-back in their recent Champions League defeat to Juventus.

Atletico are also looking to invest the £68million they will receive from Lucas Hernandez heading to Bayern Munich in the summer.

Barca have been Chilwell’s progress this season and see the England defender as competition for Jordi Alba.

Manchester City had looked in pole position to have a free run at Chilwell this summer as Pep Guardiola looks to bring in a left-back.

Benjamin Mendy has missed most of the season through injury and Oleksandr Zinchenko has done well enough for talks to start over a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

But Pep wants to bolster his full-back positions and Chilwell is his No1 target.

Arsenal have also been tracking Chilwell but look unlikely to be able to compete with Champions League heavyweights to tempt Leicester into a deal.

He signed a new deal at the club last October which landed him £115,000-a-week and means the Foxes will ask for top-dollar for their star.

Leicester also face a battle to hang on to England centre-half Harry Maguire – even though they have slapped a staggering £90m transfer fee on his head.

Manchester United are ready to test the Foxes’ resolve with a summer offer for the 26-year-old, who starred in England’s march to the World Cup semi-finals last year.

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