Manchester United have allegedly moved ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City in the hunt for £60million-rated Ben Chilwell.
The Leicester left-back is on the west Londoners’ radar with manager Frank Lampard looking to add more quality this summer, having already purchased striker Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech for a combined £89 million.
City are also interested in England ace Chilwell as Pep Guardiola bolsters his defence, with star Benjamin Mendy having failed to fully convince.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have now taken pole position in the race for BEn’s signature, according to The Sun.
The publication reports that 23-year-old Ben is one of Solskjaer’s top targets this summer as he bids to turn his UCL-chasing side into title contenders.
If United sign Chilwell it will cast doubt over the future of his fellow England defender Luke Shaw, whose place in the team has come under threat this campaign from youngster Brandon Williams.
Chelsea chief Lampard thought he had the player lined up for a move to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.
The Englishman will oversee a revamp of his roster this summer, and left-back Emerson Palmieri is one of those who could be sold, with Inter Milan showing interest in a potential £15 million move.
At Manchester City, Pep’s top priority is a centre-back to replace Vincent Kompany, who left the Citizens a year ago.
However, the Spaniard also needs a new left-back, with Mendy having struggled for fitness and form in spite of showing glimpses of his ability.