Ben Chilwell joins new Stamford Bridge arrivals Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, who have already signed from Ajax and RB Leipzig earlier in the year. Same Chelsea that beat Leicester to a Champions League place on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League season – pushing the Foxes into the Europa League have now convinced them to part with one of their prized assets, Ben.
“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season,” Chilwell told the club’s website. The Blues are also in talks to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and former Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva, who is set to undergo a medical on Thursday, as they look to build on a fourth-placed Premier League finish and an appearance in the FA Cup final in Lampard’s first season in charge. It’s also part of football business to allow players to leave this summer, with left-back Emerson Palmieri vulnerable due to Chilwell’s imminent arrival. Inter Milan are reportedly interested in the Brazil-born Italy international. The team is expected to be stronger when the league is opened.
Source: Sky Sports