Liverpool target set to sign new contract with Premier League champions – report
By Dominic Toner
Leicester defender Ben Chilwell is expected to sign a new deal with the club, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo reported last month that the Merseysiders had offered the Premier League champions £7million including add-ons for Chilwell.
But the Foxes look set to extend the stay of the youngster, whose current contract expires next year.
ESPN FC claim that the 19-year-old will sign a new contract with the Premier League champions and compete with Austrian captain Christian Fuchs for a starting place.
The left-back spent the first half of last season on loan at Huddersfield under the management of Jurgen Klopp’s former Borussia Dortmund colleague David Wagner.
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The England Under-21 international made eight appearances for the Yorkshire side and it is reported that Wagner recommended the full-back to Klopp after a successful loan.
Liverpool have already failed in this window to sign left-back Lucas Digne who opted for a move to Barcelona, despite a late attempt to bring the Frenchman to Anfield.
Manager Klopp looks keen on a new left-back in this window and will now have to look elsewhere after missing out on Leicester’s wonderkid who is tipped for great things.
The Merseyside club have had a lot of success though already in the window and announced their sixth signing on Friday for goalkeeper Alex Manninger.
In other Liverpool transfer news, they are set to clinch a deal worth £44.5million in fee and wages for Wijnaldum.