Premier League champions want £10m for Liverpool target – report
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool will have to pay £10million to land defender Ben Chilwell, according to a report.
The Leicester defender currently has one-year left on his contract at the Premier League champions and they are trying to negotiate a new deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium.
The Mail Online report that Leicester are keen to keep hold of the 19-year-old, but have yet to agree terms. With only one year left on his contract they may be forced to cash in, and it has been reported that it would take a £10million bid to prize him away this summer.
Liverpool have already had a £5million offer plus £2million in add-ons rejected by the Midlands club, according to the Echo, and will have to increase the bid if they want to land the highly-rated teenager.
One option that remains for Liverpool is to wait and move for Chilwell once the Bedford-born youngster becomes available as a free agent next summer.
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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.
The England Under-21 international made eight appearances for the Yorkshire side and it is reported that Wagner recommended the full-back to Klopp.
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.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Italian side Fiorentina have made an approach for the club’s attacking midfielder.