Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is personally hoping to sign Ben Chilwell from Graham Potter’s Chelsea in the summer transfer window, CBS Sport’s Ben Jacobs reports. team conversation.
Jacobs reports that City boss Pep Guardiola has liked Chilwell for some time and is keen to sign the England international full-back in the summer transfer window.
However, former Premier League and Champions League winners Chelsea do not want to sell the £190,000-a-week (pay campaign) 26-year-old left back, according to Jacobs.
Manchester City linked with Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell
“City will consider a left-back, that’s for sure, because João Cancelo doesn’t seem particularly interested in returning,” Jacobs said.
“It’s just a loan deal, but after falling out with Pep Guardiola there’s a good chance he won’t play another game for City.
“Chilwell is a player that Guardiola has admired for a while, but at the moment, Chilwell’s only focus is on Chelsea, and Chelsea don’t want Chilwell to leave.”
The reporter added: “Chelsea does not want Chilwell to leave, and Manchester City has not expressed any interest in him at present. But Guardiola does like this player very much.
“Of course, Chilwell’s strength is that he can play in a variety of different positions on the left, and he showed what he can do against Leicester, scoring against his old club and delivering a goal. Scored a series of dangerous goals.
“At the moment, it’s too early to talk about Chilwell leaving Chelsea because that’s not the joy of Chelsea ownership.
“Todd Burley has made it clear on numerous occasions to suitors who have a variety of players, even those he may be ready to loan or sell, that he doesn’t always want to do business with Premier League rivals.
“So I think apart from admiration for the player, the guy has no legs at the moment. But it’s true that City do want a player on the left.”
HITC verdict: Summer transfers could happen
In our opinion, City could sign Chilwell from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Yes, Chelsea’s aim next season is to win the Premier League and the Blues don’t want to sell one of their best players to Manchester City.
However, money talks everything.
And the left-back himself could be tempted to move to Manchester City.
After all, working with a world-class manager of the caliber of Guardiola will elevate any player, including Chilwell.
Also, let’s not forget that Chelsea signed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City in the summer of 2022.
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