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Confirmed: Liverpool target signs new contract with Premier League champions

By Dominic Toner

Ben Chilwell has signed a new contract with Premier League winners Leicester.

The Sun reported that Liverpool were preparing to submit an improved bid of £8million for the 19-year-old but he has now ruled out a move to Anfield.

Leicester announced on their official Twitter page that the young defender has signed a new contract with the club until 2021.

The highly-rated left-back spent the first half of last season on loan at Huddersfield and featured for the Foxes in domestic cup competitions when he returned to the King Power Stadium.

Chilwell is now expected to battle Austrian captain Christian Fuchs for a starting place in the Leicester line-up.

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Jurgen Klopp has turned his attention elsewhere as he continues his search for a new left-back this summer, and French publication L’Equipe report that Liverpool could move for Lyon starlet Jordy Gaspar.

Liverpool are looking for back-up to Alberto Moreno and another potential arrival Jetro Willems dropped a huge hint on social media about moving to Anfield.

The Merseyside club commence their league campaign against rivals Arsenal on 14 August and will remain hopeful of adding a new defender before then.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Yannick Bolasie wants the club’s £30million flop to join him in London.