Ben Chilwell Wikipedia page changed as Chelsea transfer edges ever closer

Ben Chilwell's Wikipedia page has already changed ahead of his prospective transfer to Chelsea.

The Leicester star has been Frank Lampard's top target since he started looking for a left-back.

The position became a priority in the transfer market after the inconsistent form of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

And it has not taken long for some confident Chelsea fans to edit Chilwell's Wikipedia page.

The opening line read: "Benjamin James Chilwell (born 21 December 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team."

It has since been reverted back.

It follows ongoing talks between Chelsea and Leicester over Chilwell's future – but the deal looks like it will complete very soon.

However, the Foxes had been dragging their feet over a deal and had demanded at least £80m for the defender.

They were looking to utilise the same negotiating tactics that worked against Manchester United when they got the same amount for Harry Maguire.

But that was always going to be a longshot, considering the situation they were in.

After missing out on Champions League football, Leicester have had to lower their valuations.

Chilwell, a boyhood Chelsea fan, has always wanted to make the move to the Blues after they secured their position in the Champions League that only strengthened.

It meant the Foxes were always fighting a losing battle and the price now looks more in the £50m region.

That is still a hefty price but one Lampard will not mind paying after securing his top target.

Sevilla's Sergio Reguilon, on loan from Real Madrid, had been touted for a move after a sensational season in La Liga.

He was also a huge part of Julen Lopetegui's side that just won the Europa League.

Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico was also on Chelsea's shortlist but now Leicester could move for the Argentine to replace Chilwell.

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