Leicester refuse to spend £40m on either of their Chilwell replacement targets


Leicester refuse to spend £40m on either of their Chilwell replacement targets

After Leicester City sold Ben Chilwell to Chelsea on Wednesday for £45 million, they are not being linked with numerous left-backs from around Europe, as they look for replacements.


Two of their primary targets are Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico and Atalanta's Robin Gosens, yet both Ajax and Atalanta have demanded £40 million for their full-backs.


Leicester are not ready to spend that amount of money on new players in that position, and as a result, will look elsewhere for different options that are much cheaper.


Whilst both would be significant upgrades on their current players in that position, Leicester have deemed the asking prices as too high.


One of the other targets is Aston Villa's Matt Targett, who was one of Villa's main players in defence last season, playing 32 games in all competitions.


Reports claim that Aston Villa will demand around £12 million for his signature.


However, Leicester seem to be willing to take their time on signing a replacement, being content on starting the season with either veteran Christian Fuchs or else the young Luke Thomas at left-back.


Khanya Leshabela started at left-back in the friendly win against Birmingham City this week.