According to reports, Frank Lampard is expected to sign a left-back this summer, with Lampard losing trust in his two left-backs.
Emerson Palmieri is set to leave for Inter Milan, and Marcos Alonso will be his second choice in that position next season.
Lampard’s first choice target for the left-back position is Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell. The Englishman is rated a stunning £80m by the Foxes, and recent reports have suggested a deal is in place for the 23-year-old.
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans on Twitter have mocked the deal, as they praised the Gunners deal they concluded for Kieran Tierney last summer for just £25m.
Tierney was a standout player for them last season, following a move from Celtic. However, Chilwell was outstanding at the start of the season with the Foxes, but his form dropped like the rest of his team, as Leicester ended up crashing from third to fifth, following a drastic loss in form.
See some tweets from the Gunners fans.
Ben Chillwell going to Chelsea for £60m just puts into perspective how good a deal we got for Kieran Tierney by only paying £25m, double the player and under half the price 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/DEc9knRLdZ
— sam🏴 (@afcsammm) August 15, 2020