Leicester City may be forced to lower their asking price for Ben Chilwell as the full-back is pushing for a move to Chelsea.
England international is rumoured to be the Frank Lampard’s next priority target after all-but agreeing a deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
With Manchester City interested, Leicester were said to be holding out for a record fee for the left-sided defender, having previously played hardball over Harry Maguire’s £80m move to Manchester United last summer.
However, the Evening Standard claims that have been handed a major boost as Chilwell is eager to join the Blues, which has given them some extra bargaining power.
It is suggested that Leicester may now instead accept a bid in the region of £50m for the 23-year-old, with replacements – including Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand – already being lined up.
Frank Lampard’s side return to Premier League action on June 21 with a trip to Aston Villa, while City take on Watford at Vicarage Road a day before.