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Chelsea set to bid for Ajax fullback

Chelsea are set to make an offer for Ajax fullback Nicolas Tagliafico according to reports from England. It is widely expected that manager Frank Lampard would strengthen the left-back position with current options Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri set to be sold in the summer.

Leicester defender Ben Chilwell is seen as the first choice option for the Blues but there are indications that he could be too expensive with the Foxes valuing the defender at around £70 million. This could force the club to look for less expensive options and Tagliafico has been identified as the perfect fit for the club.

It is understood that Chelsea have contacted his representatives and there is a growing indication that he could be available for around £25 million in the summer. The Argentine international has developed into a quality defender in Holland and could be the man to step up for the London club next season.

There are also reports that Leicester are also monitoring his situation as a potential replacement for Ben Chilwell. This transfer is one that we will continue to monitor as it develops in the coming weeks.

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