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Ben Chilwell to cost Manchester City world-record sum?

Chilwell to cost Man City world-record sum?
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A report claims that it will take a bid in excess of £75m for Premier League champions Manchester City to land Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.

Manchester City will reportedly have to pay out a record amount if they are to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

The England international is believed to be a prime target for Pep Guardiola, despite playing down talk of a switch to the Etihad Stadium last week.

Guardiola is keen to bring in a new left-back ahead of next season due to concerns over Benjamin Mendy, who has endured another injury-hit campaign.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers rates Chilwell highly, however, and The Telegraph reports that, with the 22-year-old under contract until 2024, Man City face a serious fight to land their man.

A bid in excess of £75m will be required, it is claimed, which will surpass the amount Liverpool paid to make Virgil van Dijk the world's costliest defender last year.

Leicester have previously played hardball with the Citizens when locked in talks over Riyad Mahrez, who eventually cost Guardiola's side a club-record £60m.


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Ben Chilwell in action for Leicester City on October 27, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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